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Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, Carol Birch

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Jamrach's menagerie : a novel
Title
Jamrach's menagerie
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Carol Birch
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Language
eng
Summary
"[An] almost unbearably suspenseful story of adventure and survival....as the story advances, a powerfully pervasive sense of melancholy takes hold of the reader, much as the tiger did young Jaffy, and one wonders if it will ever let go. Though Mr. Jamrach is based on a real historical figure, and Jaffy's voyage on that of the ill-fated whaler Essex, the story is entirely Birch's, and her principal characters are her own wonderful invention. She is, moreover, a brilliant stylist; reader her is like Christmas, every word being a gift to the reader. Though Birch is an established writer in England, this is her first novel to be published in the U.S. One fervently hopes it will not be the last."--Booklist, starred review
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Title
Jamrach's menagerie
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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.
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2011.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011.
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395508
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.I785
LC item number
J36 2011
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Carol Birch
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Jamrachs menagerie
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, Carol Birch
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ocn664450889
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780385534406
Lccn
2010038082

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