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Prayers from the Ark

by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold

Other authors: Barry Moser (Illustrator)

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Beautiful sophisticated poetry. Free verse translated from the French. A good book to model free verse poetry. Appropriate for worship talks. Good characterizations ( )
  szanes | Jul 6, 2011 |
These prayers, created by Carmen Bernos De Gasztold, were first published, in French, in 1947 by a private press. Rumer Godden discovered a volume of them and translated them into English. The poem-prayers are at once reverent, humorous, realistic and concise. While being presented as children's poems / prayers, they are for all ages. A delightful and inspiring book!

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Carmen Bernos de Gasztold (born 1919) in Arcachon, France, spent her childhood in the province of Bordeaux, France. She had 5 sisters and brothers. After World War II she went to live at the Benedictine Abbeye Saint Louis du Temple at Limon-par-Igny. Her masterpiece Prayers from the Ark was originally published by the private press of the abbey. The 27 poems, each a simple prayer by one of the animals in Noah’s Ark, are full of wit, gentle devotion and warmth. Another collection of poems The Creatures' Choir was written quite a few years later in the form of poetic letters to God, where the animals refer to their daily problems.
  Saraswati_Library | Feb 17, 2010 |
Includes illustrations.
  stmarysasheville | Jun 3, 2008 |
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Despite the Amazon cover, this work is the full 27 poems. The Barry Moser illustrated edition is only 13 poems and is a separate work.

Also, the Penguin Books ISBN 0140422005 contains both Prayers from the Ark AND The Creature's Choir, and is a separate work.
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An illustrated collection of poems, each a prayer by one of the animals in Noah's ark.

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