Life of Pi : a novel
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Published:
Orlando, Florida : Harcourt, [2003].
Format:
Book
Edition:
lst U.S. edition.
ISBN:
9780156027328, 0156027321
Physical Desc:
xii, 326 pages ; 21 cm.
Lexile measure:
830L
Rating:
830
Status:
Huron Street - Adult Fiction
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York Street - Adult Fiction
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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
Lexile measure:
830

Notes

General Note
"A Harvest Book."
General Note
Includes a reader's group guide.
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?
Target Audience
830,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,UG,5.7,16.0,65915
Awards
Man Booker Prize, 2002
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Martel, Y. (2003). Life of Pi: a novel. lst U.S. edition. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Martel, Yann. 2003. Life of Pi: A Novel. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Martel, Yann, Life of Pi: A Novel. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Martel, Yann. Life of Pi: A Novel. lst U.S. edition. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, 2003. Print.

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