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The one and only Ruby  Cover Image Book Book

The one and only Ruby / Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

Applegate, Katherine, (author.). Castelao, Patricia, (illustrator.).


Ruby's story picks up a few months after the events of The One and Only Bob. Now living in a wildlife sanctuary, Ruby's caretaker from the elephant orphanage in Africa where she grew up is visiting. Seeing him again brings back a flood of memories both happy and sad of her life before the circus, and she recounts the time she spent in the African savannah to Ivan and Bob. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063080089
  • ISBN: 0063080087
  • Physical Description: 217 pages, 10 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Sequel to the Newbery Medal winner "The one and only Ivan""--Book jacket.
Includes excerpt of The one and only Ivan.
Target Audience Note:
8-12 years.
650L Lexile
Decoding demand: 87 (very high) Semantic demand: 99 (very high) Syntactic demand: 88 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.2 3 519313.
Subject: Elephants > Juvenile fiction.
Wildlife refuges > Juvenile fiction.
Gorilla > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Circus > Juvenile fiction.
Africa > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.
Animal fiction.

Available copies

  • 51 of 78 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 2 current holds with 78 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library J APPLEGATE (Text) 0001012513184 JUV Fiction Available -

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