Life of Pi : a novel
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Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2003.
ISBN
0156027321, 9780156027328
Lexile measure
830L
Rating
830L
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Book
Edition
First Harvest edition.
Physical Desc
xii, 326 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.7, 16 Points
Lexile measure
830

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General Note
"A Harvest book."
General Note
Includes reading group guide (p.323-326).
Description
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
830L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.7,16.0,65915.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,High School,7.2,23,Quiz: 32967,Guided reading level: NR.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.7,16,65915.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Martel, Y. (2003). Life of Pi: a novel. First Harvest edition. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

MLA Citation (style guide)

Martel, Yann. Life of Pi: A Novel. First Harvest edition. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 2003. Print.

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