Exit 8 Big Top Mall Home of the One and Only Ivan
This is where it all began. Where it all took place on the story of the one and only, Ivan
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The beginning of the story introduces Ivan, and his friends Stella (the elephant) and Bob (the dog). They live at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall, the home of the one and only Ivan. Ivan lives in a small cage-like area.
Free Ivan and Ruby!
Everyone's life changes when a new elephant named Ruby appears on the scene. Stella the old elephant dies. Ivan promised Stella that he would help Ruby find a better life.
Ivan starts on his project (master piece) for Ruby. He thinks by doing this his plan will work and he would keep Stella's promise to save Ruby. To take Ruby out of the mall so she will have a better life.
Ivan makes an amazing billboard sign that lets people know that Ivan wants Ruby out of the mall. He wants the people to know that he wants Ruby to get out of the mall and go live with other elephants. A news reporter does a show and shows a claw stick and how the domains are not in good shape. People start protesting.
The Big Top Mall has its animals taken away by the a zoo. The zoo brings Ivan and Ruby to place to meet their new companions.