If you're looking for a great book club discussion group, try our Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your library. Meeting on the third Thursdays of the month, this group reads everything including bestsellers, fiction, biographies, nonfiction, classics, and more.
For February, the featured selection is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and we invite you to look out for a copy at your library and attend the book club discussion group on Thursday, February 18 @ 7:00PM. For more information, contact Ann Mount at 325-676-6025.
The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate
Summary: Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal, this stirring and unforgettable novel celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point-of-view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.
Be sure to check out this title from your Abilene Public Library and come ready to discuss it with other avid readers in the community on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00PM.