Tower of Babel by A. S. GadotTower of Babel by A. S. Gadot

Tower of Babel

byA. S. Gadot

Picture Books | January 1, 2010

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When all the people in the world spoke one language, life was convenient but boring. So the townsfolk of Shinar decide to build a tower. As they reach the heavens, they proudly congratulate themselves on their achievement. Suddenly thunder and lightning strike, making the townsfolk unable to understand each other. A whimsical, irreverent retelling of the Bible story of the Tower of Babel.

A.S. Gadot studied history and literature at Tel Aviv University. She writes trivia questions for the Israeli "Jeopardy" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" game shows. She has two grown daughters, and lives in Ramat Aviv, Israel, in a small orchard where her hens, ducks, and cats are free to roam.Cecilia Rébora studied Illustration at...
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Title:Tower of BabelFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.25 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 2010Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:082259952X

ISBN - 13:9780822599524

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"A lighthearted and visually humorous retelling of the Bible story. In this version, the concept of God as a punitive force is discarded; instead the focus is entirely on the people. Their routine lives seem pleasant enough until someone gets bored and ignites a flurry of discussion about the need for something new and unusual to happen. After abandoning a few ideas such as starting a band or searching the Internet ('But the computer hadn't been invented yet'), they decide to construct a tower 'that will make us important and powerful!' It is their arrogance that ultimately results in multilingual squabbling. The rhythmical text moves the tale along at an enjoyable pace and creates a sense of fun. Childlike illustrations are painted in flat, bold colors across spreads that contain lots of amusing details, including an adorable white-and-black pup and a green parrot. Multicultural characters take on a comic quality with large round heads, big eyes, triangular bodies, and silly expressions. For collections looking for a fresh version of an old story, this book fits the bill. "--School Library Journal