While Katherine was writing her book her daughter got sick but the good side of that was that she won the NewBerry Medal for the book. Katherine got inspired by Ivan In a newspaper. She found Ivan's story heartbreaking. When Katherine researched Ivan she called it old fashined reasearched.
Katherine Applegate has written many books for young children and adults. Katherine has written many books with her husband. Before she wrote children books, Katherine wrote Romantic novels.In 2013, The One and Only Ivan was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Katherine lives in
Michigan with her husband, her two children and, two of her pets named Stan (their dog) and Lightning Mcqueen (their cat).
Katherine lives with her husband and lives in Michigan. Before she moved to California she lived in Michigan. She has 2 kids. When she wrote the One And Only Ivan she got inspired by a newspaper in New York. Katherine kept on thinking about the story and went to the library to read about gorillas and went to the zoo to see the real Ivan.
Katherine didn't know how to start writing "The One And Only Ivan"
She was writing a book before she was writing The One And Only Ivan and she really wanted to write one about Ivan
When she was writing The One And Only Ivan she had her doubts about it. Also she did not know a way to format the book.