The One and Only Family: An Evening with Katherine Applegate (A Glenview Public Library Event)

The Book Stall teams up with The Glenview Public Library to present a discussion with superstar children's author Katherine Applegate! Come meet Ms. Applegate, author of Doggo & PupperWishtreeOdder, and many other beloved children's books. Hear her talk about her inspiration for her novels, including her newest book in the One and Only series: The One and Only Family. The fourth and final book in the modern classic series follows Ivan on his most exciting adventure yet—parenthood. This book is perfect for kids ages 8 to 12. Books will be for sale and Ms. Applegate will be signing her works following the talk! 

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More About the Book: For more than a decade, readers have been enchanted by the modern classic The One and Only Ivan, a Newbery Award winner and a #1 New York Times bestseller, and by its bestselling sequels, The One and Only Bob and The One and Only Ruby. Powerhouse author Katherine Applegate invites readers back into Ivan's world for one last adventure--his most exciting yet.

Ivan has been living in a wildlife sanctuary, with his friend Ruby next door in the elephant enclosure, frequent visits from his canine friend Bob, and his mate Kinyani by his side. And in the happiest turn of all, Ivan and Kinyani have welcomed a set of twins to their family! Ivan loves being a papa, even though it can be hard sometimes. But as he navigates the joys and challenges of parenthood, he can’t help but recall his life before the glass walls of the mall circus, his own childhood in the jungle—and his own twin.

In the tradition of timeless classics like Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, the one and only Katherine Applegate has crafted a poignant, delightful, heartbreaking, unforgettable final foray into the world of Ivan, the world’s favorite silverback gorilla.

More About the Author: Katherine Applegate is the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for young readers, including the One and Only series, the Endling series, CrenshawWishtree, the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter books series, and the Animorphs series. She lives with her family in Nevada.

Event date: 

Friday, May 17, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
The One and Only Family By Katherine Applegate Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063221123
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2024

For more than a decade, readers have been enchanted by the modern classic The One and Only Ivan, a Newbery Award winner and a #1 New York Times bestseller, and by its bestselling sequels, The One and Only Bob and The One and Only Ruby.