Pi is a young boy who grows up with his family in a zoo in Pondicherry, India. He’s very curious about the animals and takes great interest in them. When he’s a teenager, his father decides he must sell the zoo and move his family to Canada. The animals are all packed on to a freight ship with Pi and his family but disaster strikes when a wild storm blows up and sinks the ship.
Pi somehow manages to survive and finds himself on a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra with a broken leg and an orang-utan. Pi also manages to save Richard Parker, a Bengal tiger, with whom he now has to share the lifeboat. The animals fight and are killed leaving only Pi and the tiger. Pi has to use great resourcefulness and courage to survive months at sea with the tiger.
Quite a lot of violent and scary scenes involving animals such as:
The message of the story is that people are capable of both great acts of self-sacrifice and friendship as well as acts of great evil.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age