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The Resource Life of Pi, Yann Martel

Life of Pi, Yann Martel

Label
Life of Pi
Title
Life of Pi
Statement of responsibility
Yann Martel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wide, wild Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, one zebra [with broken leg[, an orangutan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker and Pi -- a 16-year-old Indian boy. As the "crew" begin to assert their natural places in the food chain, Pi's fear mounts, and he must use all his wit and daring to develop an understanding with Richard the tiger
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.
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Survival
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Storytelling
  • Teenage boys
  • Ocean travel
  • Zoo animals
  • Orphans
  • Tiger
Target audience
adult
Label
Life of Pi, 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
Control code
20417606
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781435287488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(EG-IN)19782650
Label
Life of Pi, 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
Control code
20417606
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781435287488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(EG-IN)19782650

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