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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
Title
Jamrach's menagerie
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Carol Birch
Title variation
Jamrachs menagerie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recruited by a famed importer of exotic animals to capture a fabled dragon during a three-year whaling expedition, former street urchin Jaffy Brown and his friend and rival, Tim, successfully capture the beast only to find themselves targeted by superstitious sailors
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
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birch, Carol
Dewey number
823/914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Whaling
  • Exotic animals
  • Sailors
  • Male friendship
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Survival
  • Survival at sea.
  • Airplane crash survival.
Target audience
adult
Label
Jamrach's menagerie, a novel by Carol Birch
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19070142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780385534406
Lccn
2010038082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Jamrach's menagerie, a novel by Carol Birch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19070142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780385534406
Lccn
2010038082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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