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Life of Pi

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A MODERN CLASSIC AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

"A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction."—Los Angeles Times Book Review

After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan—and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.

Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi Patel, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with the tiger, 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?

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.


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Publisher: HarperCollins
Awards:

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 4, 2002

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547416113
  • Release date: June 4, 2002

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780547416113
  • File size: 1289 KB
  • Release date: June 4, 2002

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Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.7
Lexile® Measure:830
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

A MODERN CLASSIC AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

"A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction."—Los Angeles Times Book Review

After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan—and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.

Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi Patel, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with the tiger, 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?

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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: June 4, 2002

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780547416113
    Release date: June 4, 2002

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780547416113
    File size: 1289 KB
    Release date: June 4, 2002

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.7
    Lexile® Measure: 830
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 4-5
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