The Resource Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel

Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel

Label
Life of Pi : a novel
Title
Life of Pi
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Yann Martel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2004.
  • Booker Prize, 2002.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
  • Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards, Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, 2001.
Awards note
  • Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2002.
  • Asian/Pacific American Literature Award Honor, 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
069698
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martel, Yann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • UG
  • UG
  • 9-12
LC call number
PR9199.3.M3855
LC item number
L54 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
BOOK: SGA MAR
Reading level
  • 5.7
  • 5.7
  • 7.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Storytelling
  • Teenage boys
  • Ocean travel
  • Zoo animals
  • Orphans
  • Tiger
  • Orphans
  • Tigers
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Ocean travel
  • Orphans
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Storytelling
  • Teenage boys
  • Tiger
  • Zoo animals
  • Pacific Ocean
Target audience
adult
Label
Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm47893052
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 319 pages
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: CANADA, USA
Isbn
9780151013838
Lccn
2001039737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99804830435
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
DONATION
System control number
(OCoLC)47893052
Label
Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm47893052
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 319 pages
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: CANADA, USA
Isbn
9780151013838
Lccn
2001039737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99804830435
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
DONATION
System control number
(OCoLC)47893052

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