The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

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This storyboard is an overview of the plot elements of the book The One and Only Ivan.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • Exit 8 Big Top Mall Home of the One and Only Ivan
  • 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.
  • Climax
  • Free Ivan and Ruby!
  • Ivan feels like he is not a true gorilla because lived with humans most of his life. 
  • Falling Action
  • 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.
  • Resolution
  • Ivan makes an amazing billboard sign that lets people know about how animals live at the Big Top Mall. 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 a zoo. The zoo brings Ivan and Ruby to a place to meet their new companions.
  • ZOO
  • Ivan gets to live with his new family. He also has visits from his dog friend Bob. Ruby is also happy with her new elephant friends.
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