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New at the Library "Life of Pi"

posted Dec 17, 2012, 7:38 AM by Chris Varga   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 3:08 AM by Van koughnet ]

Want your own copy? Buy it here.

One of the best and most intereting books in our library is "Life of Pi".  This is the story of a young man raised in a family where the father is a Zoo Keeper.  Pi learns all the tricks to ward off "Big Cats", which become necessary when he is left standed with one of them in a lifeboat after the vessel he is on springs a sudden leak and sinks in the Atlantic Ocean. The vessel was carrying his family and a zoo of animals his father is bringing to Canada.  Of all the people and animals on board only Pi , a sixteen year old, a hyena, an orang-utan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450 pound Royal Bengal tiger, are saved from a watery grave. 
    
How Pi deals with the animals, and himself,  keeps alive for over two hundred days, and uses his abilitiy to improvise is a masterful story.
Available now at the Village Square Library. 

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