The One and Only Ivan (book review)

The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback, has lived in the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade just off of I-95 for more than 9,500 days…That’s over 25 years! But before that he had a life in the jungle. Thinking about this life is painful and Ivan won’t let himself do so until one day a baby elephant, named Ruby, arrives at the mall. Ivan’s friend Stella, an old elephant with a severe leg infection, asks him to save Ruby just before she dies and if Ivan can allow himself to remember what has happened maybe he can come up with a plan. Can Ivan’s artistic skills save Ruby’s life? This heart-felt book will make you understand true friendship and the art of never giving up.