Life of Pi : a novel

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Orlando, Florida : Harcourt, 2003, ©2001.
First Harvest edition.
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xii, 326 pages ; 21 cm
Young Adult.
Frank Carlson Library
Fic Martel, Yann
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Orlando, Florida : Harcourt, 2003, ©2001.
First Harvest edition.
Accelerated Reader
Level 5.7, 16 Points
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General Note
"A Harvest book."
General Note
Includes reading group guide (p.323-326).
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction 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 Fact Sheet. A fabulist novel that combines the delight of Kipling's Just So Stories with the metaphysical adventure of Jonah and the Whale.
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Young Adult.
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning,UG,5.7,16.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts!,7.2.
Man Booker Prize, 2002.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Martel, Y. (20032001). Life of Pi: a novel (First Harvest edition.). Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Martel, Yann. 20032001. Life of Pi: A Novel. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Martel, Yann. Life of Pi: A Novel Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, 20032001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Martel, Yann. Life of Pi: A Novel First Harvest edition., Harcourt, 20032001.

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