“This is a gem of a book – I can’t recommend it enough, to adults and children alike. Ivan is a gorilla who has lived inside a cage in a shopping mall for 20 years, but you don’t need to be a fan of animal stories to be fascinated by Ivan and enjoy his story of his domain, art and friends.”Carrie
Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. A winning blend of humour and poignancy that will appeal to fans of Michael Morpurgo. Ivan is an easy-going gorilla who has spent his life performing for the crowds at the Exit 8 shopping mall.
He rarely misses life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly thinks about it at all. But everything changes when a baby elephant called Ruby arrives and Ivan realises he must find a new life for them both.
Told from Ivan’s perspective, this is a stand-out novel with a pertinent message.
Great for Ages 9-12