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Noah's Ark (1977)

by Peter Spier

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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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I have a love of all things Noah's Ark, and this is a standout "retelling". Spier's book starts with a translated Dutch poem, but the rest of the book is wordless. In place of prose are detailed, imaginative drawings that capture that ups and downs of the narrative. There's so much to look at and laugh over for both children and adults. Top of my list are the unique holding areas for different types of animals and the messes they leave behind! #relatable C definitely prefers books with words, but still spends a lot of time studying the images and reading the storyline in them.
  KristenRoper | Sep 1, 2021 |
Very good condition
  JamesLemons | May 17, 2020 |
Caldecott Medal winnerGiven to RES by PCS Christmas 1992. Given back, Christmas 2008. ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
Interestingly, the book, with the exception of the opening page, is all illustrations. The text/poem titled The Flood by Jacobs Revious 1586-1658, is noted, and part of the text includes the following:

"Pair by pair,
Gross and fair,
All that walked.
Crawled or stalked
On dry earth
Found a berth.
But the rest.
Worst and Best,
Stayed on shore
Were no More"

Page after page has crowded photos of both the humans and the animals who were on the ark. The images note a very crowded amount of animals in a limited amount of space.
  Whisper1 | Jan 23, 2019 |
This book shows the Bible story of Noah's Arc. If I was teaching in my Elementary School, I might use this book. However, I probably wouldn't use it in a public school just because it could become controversial. The book could be used to teach problem solving because Noah is trying to solve the problem of saving the animals from the flood.
  akropkowski | Dec 5, 2018 |
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Peter Spierprimary authorall editionscalculated
Revius, JacobDichtersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Westrup, Jadwiga P.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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...But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
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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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"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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