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The one and only Ruby / Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

Applegate, Katherine, (author.). Castelao, Patricia, (illustrator.). Applegate, Katherine. Sequel to: One and only Ivan. (Added Author).

Ruby is a young elephant who loves playing in the mud, floppy-running, and spending time with her best friends, Ivan the silverback gorilla and Bob the mutt. She loves her herd at the sanctuary, too, but she also misses the elephants of her past - the family she was born into on the African savannah and Aunt Stella at the mall circus. Ruby's tusks are starting to come in, and her herd will soon celebrate her Tuskday. She knows from firsthand experience that for elephants, tusks are important, but they also bring grave danger. Ruby remembers her life before the sanctuary, before the cirucs, before she knew what loss meant. When she shares her story with those she loves most, she begins to find the courage to embrace every part of her journey - and herself.

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  • ISBN: 9780063080089
  • Physical Description: 217 pages, 10 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2023.

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General Note:
Series information from
Sequel to: The one and only Ivan.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.2 3 3 519313
Subject: Elephants > Juvenile fiction.
Wildlife refuges > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Gorilla > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.
Animal fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity J FIC APP ONE 2023 (Text) 31001101889740 Juvenile Fiction Checked Out 06/20/2024

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