HarperCollins 1/6/2015. New paperback. Store pick: This book was inspired by Ivan, a gorilla who lived for 27 years in a shopping mall cage and was eventually released to the Atlanta Zoo. The fictional Ivan also lives in captivity in a mall and whiles away his days thinking about art and painting pictures. He is resigned to his fate until a baby elephant named Ruby arrives. He soon realizes he must do something to save her from this life. Using art as his only tool, he creates a new reality for her, and unwittingly for himself too. This is a life-affirming tale of love, friendship and the pow... View More...