Ishmael

Ishmael-9th Grade PAP


Contributor(s): Quinn, Daniel (Author)
Ishmael is the winner of the Turner Tomorrow Award--a prize for fiction that offers solutions to global problems.  He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. "You are the teacher?" he asks incredulously. "I am the teacher," the gorilla replies. Ishmael is a creature of immense wisdom and he has a story to tell, one that no other human being has ever heard. It is a story that extends backward and forward over the lifespan of the earth from the birth of time to a future there is still time save. Like all great teachers, Ishmael refuses to make the lesson easy; he demands the final illumination to come from within ourselves. Is it man's destiny to rule the world? Or is it a higher destiny possible for him-- one more wonderful than he has ever imagined?

Publisher:  Bantam Books
Pub Date:  05/1995
ISBN:   9780553375404
Binding:  Paperback-1.83 cms H x 20.93 cms L x 13.46 cms W (0.26 kgs) 272 pages
 
 

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Ishmael-9th Grade PAP


Contributor(s): Quinn, Daniel (Author)
Ishmael is the winner of the Turner Tomorrow Award--a prize for fiction that offers solutions to global problems.  He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. "You are the teacher?" he asks incredulously. "I am the teacher," the gorilla replies. Ishmael is a creature of immense wisdom and he has a story to tell, one that no other human being has ever heard. It is a story that extends backward and forward over the lifespan of the earth from the birth of time to a future there is still time save. Like all great teachers, Ishmael refuses to make the lesson easy; he demands the final illumination to come from within ourselves. Is it man's destiny to rule the world? Or is it a higher destiny possible for him-- one more wonderful than he has ever imagined?

Publisher:  Bantam Books
Pub Date:  05/1995
ISBN:   9780553375404
Binding:  Paperback-1.83 cms H x 20.93 cms L x 13.46 cms W (0.26 kgs) 272 pages