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Thank you so much for participating in this year’s Barrington Book! 

We hope your family has enjoyed this journey with Ivan, Stella, Ruby, and Bob!  We also hope you’ve found value in the shared sense of community we have all created through the experience of reading the same book at the same time.  

While we are disappointed that we can’t hold our traditional in-person, schoolwide celebration this year, this page was designed to replicate that event as closely as possible.  We would love for you to continue your exploration of our novel by looking through the sections below.  We’ve provided links that will help your family learn more about the author, about the real-life Ivan, and about Ivan’s species – the Western Lowland Gorilla.  We’ve also announced our grand prize trivia winner below!  Our wish is that families will take the time to browse the website at their own pace, pick out some fun activities to try, and do their best to recreate the Barrington Book Family Night at home!  Thank you again for participating in this year’s program!

Please start with the Family Night Introduction from Mrs. WIlson HERE

Announcement of Our Grand Prize Trivia Winner

It’s time to announce the winner of our grand prize trivia question!  The correct answer is: “e”.  Ivan proved that he deserved to be called a “Mighty Silverback” by doing all of those things – he kept his promise to Stella, he used his art to bring attention to the condition of the Big Top Mall, he was able to save both himself and Ruby, and he became the leader of his new gorilla family at the zoo.  Congratulations to our winner, EBBIE FIELDS from Mrs. Gold’s 1/2 class!  You will be contacted to receive your prize.  

Click on the following links to access activities for the whole family:

The One and Only Ivan on Disney+

We encourage everyone to watch Disney’s The One and Only Ivan as a wonderful way to celebrate the conclusion of our program!  The PG rated movie, released in August of 2020, is available to stream on Disney+

Click HERE to watch the official trailer.


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