Iván. La increíble historia del gorila del centro comercial (Álbumes) (Hardcover)

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Iván fue capturado cuando era un bebé y llevado a Estados Unidos como atracción para los clientes de un centro comercial. Conforme pasaron los años, la curiosidad de los clientes se convirtió en lastima y en indignación por la situación del gorila. Las personas ejercieron presión hasta que encontraron una mejor forma de vida para esta amable criatura. Desde el Congo hasta Estados Unidos, y de una atracción local a un símbolo nacional del bienestar de los animales, Iván, el gorila del centro comercial, recorrió una gran distancia, tanto en kilómetros como en el impacto que tuvo sobre otros. Ésta es su historia.

Iván was captured as a baby and taken to the United States to be a shopping-mall attraction. As the years passed, the customers’ curiosity turned to pity and indignation over the gorilla’s situation. People pushed until a better life was found for the friendly creature. From the Congo to the US, from a local attraction to a national symbol for animal welfare, Iván the shopping-mall gorilla traveled a great distance—both literally and in the impact he had on others. This is his story.

About the Author

Katherine Applegate is an American children’s book author. She has received numerous awards for her work, such as the Golden Kite, the Josette Frank, and the Newbery Medal. G. Brian Karas is an American illustrator and author of children’s books. Books he has illustrated and written include Big Bad Bunny, A Place Called Kindergarten, F is for Fiesta, and Young Zeus.

Praise For…

"Gently paced, with moving but reassuring images, this is an age-appropriate introduction to the issues of captivity and animal welfare." —Kirkus, on the English language edition

"Using pencilline drawing and washes of pastel, Karas feelingly depicts Ivan’s gentle and loving personality conveying how this gentle gorilla won the hearts of thousands of people—and readers." —Booklist, on the English language edition

"Karas's darkly hued, smudgy illustrations complement the tone of the narrative and convey the sense of loneliness and isolation that marked the gorilla's existence." —School Library Journal, on the English language edition

"The spareness of both text and pictures invites readers to find their own meaning in the moving story." —Horn Book Magazine, on the English language edition

"Karas's muted illustrations capably reflect the contrasts between Ivan's happy early life in Africa, his gloomy years in captivity, and his eventual transfer to a new home." —Publishers Weekly, on the English language edition

"Applegate's spare text gives readers just enough grounding to follow Ivan's journey, while Karas's artwork fills in Ivan's emotional life through the gorilla's engaged expressions and body language--no image more triumphant than Ivan's release into Zoo Atlanta. A heartfelt tribute to a magnificent animal." —Shelf Awareness, starred review, on the English language edition

"The text is streamlined but powerful, and younger kids who aren’t up for the linguistic and emotional challenges of Applegate’s fictional account of Ivan will find this a thoughtful and intriguing introduction; older readers who have read The One and Only Ivan may enjoy it as well." —Bulletin, on the English language edition

Product Details
ISBN: 9786077359180
ISBN-10: 6077359181
Publisher: Oceano Travesia
Publication Date: January 1st, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: Spanish
Series: Álbumes