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Noah's Ark

byPeter Spier

Picture Books | July 12, 1977

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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.
On his arrival in the United States in 1952, PETER SPIER became one of this country's most popular and renowned illustrators. His books, acclaimed by critics and readers alike, have won numerous awards and honors: Noah's Ark won the Caldecott Medal and The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night was a Caldecott Honor Book. People was awarded th...
Title:Noah's ArkFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 10.63 × 8.25 × 0.42 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


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic No words needed for this wonderfully illustrated book. I bought a copy for grandchildren, as a favourite from my own kids.
Date published: 2016-12-05

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

Editorial Reviews

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