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book jacket of One and Only Ivan

The 2013 Newbery Medal was awarded to The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Inspired by a true story, this wonderful work of fiction celebrates friendship and hope and resonates with animal lovers everywhere. Click here to view a book trailer and to learn more about the real Ivan.

The Newbery Medal is awarded each year by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Check out The One and Only Ivan and let us know what you think of the book. You can also read and post reviews about what children's books you are reading on the Books to Hoot About book blog.

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