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Noah's ark
Wilson, Anne.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Presents the Old Testament story in which Noah buils a huge ark that keeps his family and two of every kind of animal safe during a great flood.
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BS658 .W537 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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The popular story of Noah's Ark is brought to life with fun paper-collage illustrations. For those who already love the memorable tale of Noah and his strong spirit and courage, as well as children being introduced to this amazing story for the first time, this version of Noah's Ark teaches children about the ultimate importance of love, kindness and world stewardship. This accessible retelling of Noah's Ark will draw readers into this timeless tale and is a wonderful addition to every child's bookshelf.

Author Notes

Anne Wilson enjoys using her art to celebrate the world's beauty. Inspired by everyday objects, Anne uses experimental techniques to achieve her pictures. She lives in England and has illustrated several children's books.

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Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 3. Children introduced to this remarkable story will be entranced by the odd man Noah, whom God instructs to build a huge boat. The gathering of birds, bugs, and beasts has always fascinated children, and this version will be no less loved by the child already familiar with the story. Wilson's childlike paper-collage illustrations, in flattened perspective, will draw browsers right into the story. After the rain, the sense of isolation is intensified by the vastness of a sea-blue, double-page spread; and by setting the boat in the corner of the page, Wilson gives a clear sense of the magnitude of the storm. The dove, when sent to spy out the land, offers hope when it returns with its olive sprig. The animals disembarking and the lovely rainbow mirror God's own resolution that never again will there be such a terrible flood. This timeless tale of hope and redemption is sure to delight yet another generation of children. Shelley Townsend-Hudson.

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Wilson launches another ark on a crowded picture-book sea. She employs no gimmicks, rhymes, or unusual perspectives. Instead, she uses simple, direct language to convey the story from Genesis. What makes this version fresh is the artwork. Its flat perspective, simple patterns, and vibrant colors draw and hold viewers' attention, and the careful design of the spreads will please storytime participants. Trying to find Noah's dog in many pictures will add to the enjoyment. This solid addition to the fleet is a good choice for libraries needing a new retelling of the oft-told tale.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.