Life of Pi : a novel

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xi, 401 pages ; 18 cm
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Level 5.7, 16 Points
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"A Harvest book."
The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. 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 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?
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.7,16,65915.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Martel, Y. (2001). Life of Pi: a novel . Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Martel, Yann. 2001. Life of Pi: A Novel. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Martel, Yann. Life of Pi: A Novel Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 2001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Martel, Yann. Life of Pi: A Novel Harcourt, 2001.

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