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Life of Pi : a novel
Format:
Book (regular print)
Title:
Life of Pi : a novel
Author:
ISBN:
9780151008117

9780156027328

9780156030205

9780151013838

9780547848419

9781841952451

9780544103757

9781847676016

9781841953922

9780857865533

9780857865540
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Harcourt, ©2001.
Physical Description:
xii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
"Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional-but is it more true? Life of Pi is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character puts it, to make you believe in God." -- Publisher's description.
Summary:
Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader UG 5.7 16.0 65915.

Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.7 16.0 65915.

Reading Counts RC 9-12 7.2 23.0 32967.
Subject(s):
Shipwreck survival -- Fiction.

Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.

Storytelling -- Fiction.

Teenage boys -- Fiction.

Ocean travel -- Fiction.

Zoo animals -- Fiction.

Orphans -- Fiction.

Tiger -- Fiction.

Tigers -- Fiction.

Pacific Ocean -- Fiction.
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