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by | Read by Adam Grupper

Children Ages 8+ • 3.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Based on a true event, this heartbreaking but hopeful story centers around Ivan, a silverback gorilla who has lived in a circus-themed mall for many years. Narrator Adam Grupper energetically introduces Ivan as the wise elder he is. In contrast is a precious baby elephant, Ruby, who sounds just like a curious and adorable youngster. Bob the dog vocally exhibits his world-weariness while Stella, a dying old elephant, elicits a promise from Ivan to care for Ruby. Grupper's accomplished narration adds poignancy to Applegate's beautiful writing. There’s a happy ending when young Julia befriends Ivan and helps him keep his promise. Kids of all ages will learn important truths and shed a few tears while listening to this simple story. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2013]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9780062285300 $13.99 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9780062283474 $13.99


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2013

CS ISBN 978-1-4703-5124-3 $30.75 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 9781470351236 $30.75 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-5126-7 $49.75 • MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4703-5125-0 $28.88

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