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Noah's Ark by Peter Spier

Noah's Ark (edition 1977)

by Peter Spier

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Title:Noah's Ark
Authors:Peter Spier
Info:Doubleday Books for Young Readers (1977), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 48 pages
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Noah's Ark by Peter Spier



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Caldecott, 1978
Poem in the front about the flood, then a wordless representation of the flood story.
  bp0128bd | Jan 24, 2014 |
Caldecott, 1978
Poem in the front about the flood, then a wordless representation of the flood story.
  Phill242 | May 6, 2013 |
Caldecott Medal, 1978

Finally, one with pictures I actually like! This one tells the story of Noah, with a poem at the beginning and then the pictures are wordless until the end. I quite like it. ( )
  scote23 | Mar 30, 2013 |
This is a Caldecott Winner book and it had mainly pictures. This book explains in details, using pictures, the story of Noah's Ark. It starts out with Noah gathering each animal two-by-two and loading them into their places on his huge wood boat. As the rain starts he shuts the door and the rain continues and floods the Earth, and he takes care of the animals on the boat. Noah worked hard to maintain all these animals, just think it was two of every kind in the world! He fed them, watered them, scooped up trash, and waited paitently for the flood to stop. When it stopped he sent out a dove everyday to check the Earth, and when the dove came back with an Olive branch in his claws Noah knew the Earth was dry and producing life again. Noah then unloaded all the animals and his family and they began to repopulate the Earth... "and he planted a vineyard."

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The reason I picked this book was because I love this story in the Bible and to see the pictures so vivid it was awesome! I enjoyed "reading" this because it was nice to make my own assumptions and words in my head as I looked at the wonderful pictures. It's an amzazing story that really did take place in history and I enjoyed looking into this book.

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1. One thing you could do to get children's imaginations flowing is to have them look at the pictures and write their own words to each page as though they are writing this book! Then have each child share their version of the story.
2. The art is very beautiful in this book, and I think it would be a great time to do a watercolor lesson. I could introduce painting animals, land, and people.
  Macylynn | Jan 25, 2013 |
This book is interesting, even there is no many words. But the illustrations is so particular to tell everything happens. children can understand everything from the picture.
  panfeng1115 | Dec 3, 2012 |
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Peter Spierprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Revius, JacobDichtersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Westrup, Jadwiga P.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Noah's Ark" is a religious and faith based story that will help children gain a better understanding on God and His great phenomenons. God informs the diligent man, Noah, about a severe flood that will wash out all the animals and all the lands. He tells Noah to build a great ark and save every type of animal found in the world, yet only one female and one male from each--no more. When Moses tries to inform his town about the terrible storm that is about to commence, they refuse to believe him. Does Moses build a ark big and strong enough to protect not only him, but the animals as well? Read and find out!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440406935, Paperback)

The bee and the fox, the sheep and the ox--two of each kind trudged aboard Noah's famous vessel. Peter Spier uses his own translation of a seventeenth-century Dutch poem about this most famous menagerie.

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Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.

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