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Battle of the Books

Archives for March 21, 2013

Round 1, Match 8: No Crystal Stair vs The One and Only Ivan

No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Nelson Carolrhoda Books/Lerner The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate HarperCollins Judged by Catherine Gilbert Murdock   What does a self-educated radical bookseller have to do with a depressed 35-year-old strip-mall gorilla? More than it would appear. Both suffer violent childhoods and initially muddle through adulthood. Both grow to […]