In this novel, Ivan is a silverback gorilla who lives in a "domain" in a mall. Ivan is good friends with the other animals in the mall, especially Stella the elephant and Bob, a stray dog. When Stella dies, Ivan makes a promise to save her young friend, Ruby, from a life of captivity. The One and Only Ivan is a book of great courage and hope.
Think about your favorite characters in the story. What character traits would you give them? Did they change during the story? Give evidence to support your thinking. Ivan Stella Bob Ruby Mack Julia George