Why is Stella and Bob important to Ivan?
Stella and Ivan have a very strong friendship that compels Ivan to make a special promise to her. His other friend, Bob, is a crafty stray dog who stays at the mall, but doesn’t want an actual home. Bob’s would rather find his own food than be fed by someone else.
How does Ivan describe Stella?
Ivan describes her as very old, wise, and trustworthy. She’s able to see that humans are capable of both good and evil, and she suggests that zoos are places where humans “make amends” for the horrible things they’ve done to animals. Before Mack purchased Stella, she was a part of a circus.
What story does Ruby tell Ivan and Bob?
Perhaps it’s in elephant DNA, but like Stella, Ruby turns out to be a good storyteller. She tells Bob and Ivan the story of her capture, how she lost her family and how humans saved her. Bob, the cynic, doesn’t believe she was saved. He doesn’t trust humans at all, and thinks maybe Ruby is too naïve.
How is Ivan different from Stella?
Unlike Ivan, Stella has a long memory and can remember living in other places, like the circus where she was taught many of her tricks. However, Stella wanted to live in a zoo, because they have much wider spaces for their domains. Stella believes that good zoos are how humans make amends.
Who is Bob and what is his relationship with Ivan?
BOB (Danny DeVito) TV-loving Bob is a scrappy, stray dog who has adopted the mall as his home—and has quickly befriended all the animals in the circus attraction. DeVito describes Bob as “a scruffy dog that comes around, and he and Ivan become friends. Bob is on his own.
Who is Ruby in The One and Only Ivan?
Ruby is a young elephant with a long memory. Having lost her mother, she’s taken from her family and brought to learn circus tricks at Big Top Mall, where she meets Ivan and helps him see their home through new eyes.
What was wrong with Stella in The One and Only Ivan?
When a new baby elephant named Ruby arrives to live with Stella, Ivan knows that Stella is dying due to a foot injury that was not properly tended to. Stella is unable to perform, and attendance has slowed at the shows.
What is significant about the story Ivan tells Ruby?
Ivan tells Ruby a story—which he says is true—about a brave little elephant that gets a new place to live. This new place is called a zoo, and it’s a lot safer than living at the mall. Ruby wants to know how this baby elephant in the story gets to the zoo, and Ivan tells her that a friend makes it happen.
What promise does Ivan make to Stella?
Once Stella meets her, she lovingly acts as Ruby’s mother, and guides her through the fear and confusion caused by her new “home.” Just before Stella dies, she asks Ivan to promise that he will find a way to rescue Ruby and make sure she does not die in the shopping mall.
What happened to Ruby from The One and Only Ivan?
Ruby, an African elephant who was moved to a Northern California sanctuary four years ago amid protests over her confinement at the Los Angeles Zoo, has died. She was 50. Ruby died Tuesday at the Performing Animal Welfare Society elephant sanctuary in San Andreas, director Pat Derby said Thursday.
What was Ivan’s first feeling about Ruby?
Ivan likes Ruby and her fondness for elephant jokes, and his regard for her coupled with his love for Stella inspires him to pull out all the stops to help get her out of the mall and into the zoo.
What is Ivan’s real name?
Ivan’s story was fictionalized in the 2012 book, The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, which was adapted into a 2020 film of the same name….Ivan (gorilla)
|Ivan in 2009|
|Species||Western lowland gorilla|
|Born||1962 Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Died||August 21, 2012 (aged 49–50) Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|