Books by Katherine Applegate and Complete Book Reviews

Katherine Applegate, illus. by Charles Santoso. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (224p) ISBN 978-1-250-04322-1
The simplicity of Newbery Medalist Applegate’s graceful novel contrasts powerfully with the prejudice it confronts. Narration comes from Red, an enormous red oak near an elementary school that also serves as a “wishtree” for the neighborhood—once a...
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Katherine Applegate, Author . Feiwel & Friends $16.95 (249p) ISBN 978-0-312-36765-7
In her first stand-alone book, Applegate (the Animorphs series) effectively uses free verse to capture a Sudanese refugee's impressions of America and his slow adjustment. After witnessing the murders of his father and brother, then getting...
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Katherine Applegate. HarperCollins, $17.99 (400p) ISBN 978-0-06-233552-4
The gripping first installment of Applegate’s (The One and Only Ivan) new fantasy trilogy assembles a motley crew in a suspenseful, tautly drawn quest. The narrative centers on Byx, the 11-year-old runt of a litter of an almost extinct, threatened...
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Katherine Applegate. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-04323-8
Although he is “not an imaginary friend kind of guy,” rising fifth-grader Jackson recognizes Crenshaw immediately. The cat, who walks on two legs and likes purple jellybeans, first appeared to Jackson three years ago when his family was living in...
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Katherine Applegate, illus. by Patricia Castelao. Harper, $16.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-06-199225-4
Inspired by a true story, Applegate (Home of the Brave) offers a haunting tale told from the perspective of Ivan, a silverback gorilla who has been confined to a small “domain” of concrete, metal, and glass for 27 years. Joining Ivan at the Exit 8...
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Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-312-58351-4
Eleventh-grader Evening Spiker (E.V. or Eve for short) has grown up with the wealth and privilege that go with being the only child of Terra Spiker, the stereotypically icy and no-nonsense CEO of Spiker Biopharmaceuticals. When Eve's leg is severed...
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Katherine Applegate, read by Adam Grupper. HarperAudio, unabridged, three CDs, 3 hrs., $13.99 ISBN 978-0-06-228530-0
“Hello, I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks.” This is the introduction that readers receive to Ivan, who lives in confinement at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. But Ivan doesn’t mind living there. In fact, he doesn’t...
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Katherine Applegate, illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. Clarion, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-547-63390-9
With a cast that ranges across the span of childhood, this book seems destined to be given at milestone moments. Each page turn contrasts “before” vignettes with wordless, triumphant “afters”—the result of learning, resilience, or maturity. The...
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Katherine Applegate, illus. by G. Brian Karas. Clarion, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-544-25230-1
In this poignant picture book, Applegate streamlines the story told in her Newbery-winning novel, The One and Only Ivan, about an African gorilla captured by poachers and caged in a Washington State mall for 27 years as a tourist attraction. The...
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Katherine Applegate, Author, Jan Ormerod, Illustrator , illus. by Jan Ormerod. Clarion $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-618-53597-2
Applegate (Animorphs series; Home of the Brave, reviewed Aug. 13) journeys into the picture book arena with this richly descriptive verse narrative about a girl on the Oregon Trail. Afraid only of thunderstorms, Hallie embraces the trip’s...
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