Bookclub-in-a-box Discusses Life of Pi, the novel by Yann Martel by Marilyn Herbert

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The story of a boy, a boat, and a tiger promises an adventure which some may find hard to believe and thoughtful questions to consider. Can miracles exist? What is the power of faith? What guarantees successful survival? Yann Martel's Life of Pi is an extraordinary book that leaves you grappling with the concept of miracles, storytelling, and adventure. Bookclub-in-a-Box looks at Martel's ideas and presents look at the importance of imagination and storytelling; an analysis of role of the narrator and the significance of numbers and an investigation of whether Pi's experience crossing the ocean with only a Bengal tiger for a companion really happened. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

About Marilyn Herbert

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Marilyn Herbert, the creator of Bookclub-in-a-Box, located in Toronto, Canada, is an international speaker and writer. As a former teacher and school librarian, she adapts her education skills to the effective and thought-provoking consideration of literary fiction and film. Bookclub-in-a-Box has over fifty published guides for contemporary novels. The company was established in 2002 and has an international customer base and subscriber list. Our discussion guides offer an interactive, yet educational, platform for interpreting and enjoying modern fiction. They are ideal for use by book club members, teachers, students and all readers. Samantha Bailey, a published author, has more than 15 years of experience writing, editing, and teaching English. She has a Masters in Education, and runs her own freelance writing and editing business called Perfect Pen Communications. Graeme Bayliss is a young writer and avid reader, with an honors bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Toronto. In addition to his work at Bookclub-in-a-Box, Graeme is a contributor of fictional and non-fictional prose to several university publications. Laura is the Associate Director of Bookclub-in-a-Box, in charge of research, editing, and marketing — she is the voice behind the Bookclub-in-a-Box blog , Facebook , and Twitter accounts. She has an Honours BA in English & Professional Writing from York University and a diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She is also a freelance writer for Quill & Quire magazine and a copy editor for Torontoist.
Published July 1, 2011 by Bookclub-in-a-Box. 79 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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