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Life of Pi: a novel
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Published:
Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2001.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Desc:
xii, 326 pages ; 20 cm.
Lexile measure:
830L
Status:
21 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
Description
The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. 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 while 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?
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0156027321 (pbk.), 9780156027328 (pbk.)
UPC:
99935609630
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.7, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
830

Notes

General Note
Send to TS, change from YA to Adult FIC- HS/MD/11-17.
General Note
"A Harvest book."
General Note
Includes reading group guide (p.323-326).
General Note
"Originally published in Canada by Random House of Canada."
Description
Life of Pi is the adult book selection for 2004. Life of Pi is a daring, redemptive tale of adventure and survival where the most unusual Pi manages to survive on a lifeboat with a 450-pound Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Martel, Y. (2001). Life of Pi: a novel. 1st U.S. ed. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Martel, Yann. 2001. Life of Pi: A Novel. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Martel, Yann, Life of Pi: A Novel. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Martel, Yann. Life of Pi: A Novel. 1st U.S. ed. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 2001. Print.

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