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Ansonia Public Library FIC MARTEL, YANN PBK (Text to phone) 34045096337774 Adult Fiction Available -
Bethel Public Library MARTEL (Text to phone) 34030142862926 Adult Fiction Checked out 07/27/2019
Bolton High School FIC MAR (Text to phone) 34062096376587 Fiction Available -
Derby Public Library FIC MAR (Text to phone) 34047110770725 Adult Fiction Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe MNR/PBK M (Text to phone) 34026130953917 Adult Paperback Available -
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon FIC MAR (Text to phone) 33430000292599 Adult Fiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Mar (Book Club) (Text to phone) 33620107875953 Adult Fiction Checked out 07/15/2019
Rowayton Library F MAR (Text to phone) 33625000290259 Adult Fiction Available -
Seymour Public Library MART (Text to phone) 34043101230233 Adult Fiction Checked out 05/11/2011
Slater Public Library - Griswold YA MAR (Text to phone) 55555000406642 Young Adult Fiction Available -
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General Note:
"A Harvest book."
Includes reading group guide (p.323-326).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Young Adult.
830 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 5.7 16.
Reading Counts! 7.2.
Awards Note:
Man Booker Prize, 2002.
Subject: Shipwreck survival > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Pacific Ocean > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Ocean travel > Fiction.
Zoo animals > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Tiger > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 6 of 12 Preferred library: Rockville Public Library?

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