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One District One Book
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The One District One Book event will be held at Palos South Middle School on Monday, February 3, 2014.  The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Parents can purchase the book at the district's webstore.



To begin your adventure, visit our website for everything you’ll need. This website contains: the link to order the book, registration information, chapter podcasts, and an overview of our culminating event.

The One and Only Ivan

Author Katherine Applegate

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla.  Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain.  He rarely misses his life in the jungle.  In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. 

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog.  But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home-and his own art-through new eyes.  When Ruby arrives, change comes her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.