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The Resource Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch

Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch

Label
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel
Title
Jamrach's menagerie
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Carol Birch
Title variation
Jamrachs menagerie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After surviving an encounter with an escaped tiger, Jaffy Brown, a nineteenth-century street urchin, goes to work for Mr. Charles Jamrach, the famed importer of exotic animals, alongside Tim, a good but sometimes spitefully competitive boy with whom he forms a long, close friendship fraught with ambiguity and rivalry. Years pass and Mr. Jamrach recruits the two boys, now teenagers, to capture a fabled dragonlike creature during the course of a three-year whaling expedition. When a violent storm sinks the ship, the survivors, including Jaffy and Tim, are forced to confront man's relationship to the natural world and the wildness it contains.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2011.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
395508
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birch, Carol
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.I785
LC item number
J36 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Whaling
  • Exotic animals
  • Sailors
  • Male friendship
  • Shipwreck survival
Target audience
adult
Label
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Edinburgh, Scotland : Canongate, 2011
Control code
2010038082
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
295 p
Isbn
9780385534406
Lccn
2010038082
Label
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch
Publication
Note
Originally published: Edinburgh, Scotland : Canongate, 2011
Control code
2010038082
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
295 p
Isbn
9780385534406
Lccn
2010038082

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