Families can be all shapes and sizes
It’s time to hear Ruby’s story! The award-winning and bestselling series picks up a few months after the events of The One and Only Bob. Now living in a wildlife sanctuary, Ruby’s caretaker from the elephant orphanage in Africa where she grew up is visiting. Seeing him again brings back a flood of memories both happy and sad of her life before the circus, and she recounts the time she spent in the African savannah to Ivan and Bob.
This highly anticipated novel is the perfect mix of heartfelt and humorous, poignant and sweet.
Celebrate the Transformative Power of Unexpected Friendship
Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.
In this timeless story, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create a tale of friendship, art, and hope.
Brave Hearts Come in Small Packages
In this stunning sequel to the modern classic The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate continues the story of Bob, Ivan, and Ruby as Bob finds courage he never knew he had, and discovers the true meaning of
friendship, family, and home.
Bob, Ivan, and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn’t over yet!
MEET THE CHARACTERS
Bob is a small and witty stray dog. He lives at Big Top Mall, where he hides from humans during the day and sleeps on Ivan’s big, warm belly at night. Soon, he embarks on a dangerous journey with his best friends to find his long-lost sister…but when a hurricane approaches, it’s a race against the clock.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Katherine Applegate is the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for young readers, including The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw, Wishtree, the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter books series, and the Animorphs series. She lives with her husband, who writes as the author Michael Grant, and their children in California.