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
Piscine Molitor Patel, nicknamed Pi, lives in Pondicherry, India, where his family runs a zoo. Little Pi is a great reader. He devours books on Hinduism, Christianity and Islam, and to the surprise of his secular parents, becomes devoted to all three religions. When the parents decide to emigrate to Canada, the family boards a cargo ship with many of the animals that are going to new zoological homes in North America, and bravely sets sail for the New World.Alas, the ship sinks. A solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the surface of the wild blue Pacific. In it are five survivors: Pi, a hyena, a zebra, an orang-utan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.With intelligence, daring and inexpressible fear, Pi manages to keep his wits about him as the animals begin to assert their places in the foodchain; it is the tiger, Richard Parker, with whom he must develop an inviolable understanding
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
  • Storytelling
  • Teenage boys
  • Ocean travel
  • Zoo animals
  • Orphans
  • Tiger
  • Pacific Ocean
Target audience
adult
Label
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
475 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739377956
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2003041137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm51553557
  • OCoLC
Label
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
475 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739377956
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2003041137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm51553557
  • OCoLC

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