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The Resource Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch, (electronic resource)

Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch, (electronic resource)

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
Following an incident with an escaped tiger, nineteenth-century London street urchin Jaffy Brown goes to work for Mr. Charles Jamrach, the famed importer of exotic animals, alongside Tim, a good but sometimes spitefully competitive boy. Mr. Jamrach recruits the two boys to capture a fabled dragon during the course of a three-year whaling expedition to the Dutch East Indies. They succeed in catching the reptilian beast, but when the ship's whaling venture falls short of expectations, the crew begins to regard the dragon--seething with feral power in its cage--as bad luck
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
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E14EC1BF-E3B8-4377-A6E2-E76AC2D1A047
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn748282610
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (295 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534413
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E14EC1BF-E3B8-4377-A6E2-E76AC2D1A047
System control number
(OCoLC)748282610
Label
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel, by Carol Birch, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E14EC1BF-E3B8-4377-A6E2-E76AC2D1A047
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn748282610
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (295 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534413
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E14EC1BF-E3B8-4377-A6E2-E76AC2D1A047
System control number
(OCoLC)748282610

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