Noah's Ark

Picture Books | July 12, 1977

byPeter Spier

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"the book is a triumph, the definitive Noah's Ark."—Publishers Weekly

Winner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Peter Spier's Noah's Ark has been the iconic edition of this tale for nearly 40 years, in print continuously since its debut in 1977.

In Spier's imaginative retelling, readers witness the danger and the grandeur of the terrifying flood but also the lighter moments: Noah's wife jumping on a crate to avoid the rats; Noah shooing all but two bees from a busy hive; and all the animal babies being born in the spring. It's an illustration feat that's both majestic and tender.

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The author uses his own translation of a 17-century Dutch poem about the most famous menagerie. Sparkling, fun-filled, full-color illustrations. Caldecott Medal winner

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"the book is a triumph, the definitive Noah's Ark."—Publishers WeeklyWinner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Peter Spier's Noah's Ark has been the iconic edition of this tale for nearly 40 years, in print continuously since its debut in 1977.In Spier's imagi...

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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. A Caldecott Medal Book, The American Book Award, An ALA Notable Children's Book, A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year (...

Format:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 8.5 × 10.5 × 0.41 inPublished:July 12, 1977Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385094736

ISBN - 13:9780385094733

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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From Our Editors

The author uses his own translation of a 17-century Dutch poem about the most famous menagerie. Sparkling, fun-filled, full-color illustrations. Caldecott Medal winner

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"The colors are lovely. The scenes are  unbelievably detailed...the book is a triumph, the  definitive 'Noah's Ark.'"--Publishers  Weekly.