Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Katherine Applegate, G. Brian Karas, Animals, Nature, Zoo, Gorillas, Picture Book
A young baby gorilla named Ivan is captured at birth and sold to store owners for the purpose of bringing customers to a local mall in Tacoma, Washington. For years, he was treated as a human in the owners’ home, but eventually they locked Ivan in a cage at the store as an attraction and display. Eventually, the people of the town protested his captivity and finally he was taken to a zoo where he was much happier.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Ivan: The Remarkable True Story Of the Shopping Mall Gorilla,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss7/15