The Resource Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones

Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones

Label
Mister Pip
Title
Mister Pip
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Jones
Title variation
Mr Pip
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives. On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, where the teachers have fled with most everyone else, only one white man chooses to stay behind: the eccentric Mr. Watts, object of much curiosity and scorn, who sweeps out the ruined schoolhouse and begins to read to the children each day from Charles Dickens's classic Great Expectations. So begins this rare, original story about the abiding strength that imagination, once ignited, can provide. As artillery echoes in the mountains, thirteen-year-old Matilda and her peers are riveted by the adventures of a young orphan named Pip in a city called London, a city whose contours soon become more real than their own blighted landscape. As Mr. Watts says, “A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe.” Soon come the rest of the villagers, initially threatened, finally inspired to share tales of their own that bring alive the rich mythology of their past. But in a ravaged place where even children are forced to live by their wits and daily survival is the only objective, imagination can be a dangerous thing." -- Provided by publisher
Awards note
  • Montana New Zealand Book Awards Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry, 2007
  • Montana New Zealand Book Awards Readers' Choice Award, 2007
Cataloging source
NZ1
Dewey number
NZ823.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.3.J644
LC item number
M57 2006
Literary form
novels
Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones
Label
Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones
Publication
Note
  • New Zealand author
  • "Reprinted 2006"--T.p. verso
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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
ocn123901627
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781921520242
Media category
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Media MARC source
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Media type code
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Note
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System control number
(OCoLC)123901627

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