for Noah's Ark by Jerry Pinkney
“God called to the animals, / and from aardvark to zebra they came. / The deer bounded through the tall grass. / The elephants ran and it sounded like thunder. / The wings of the birds / cast a shadow on the earth.” Pinkney’s strong prose and trademark pencil and watercolor illustrations highlight a retelling of the familiar story of Noah’s ark. Pages crowded with pairs of animals on the move, as well as a view of the ark under construction, create a sense of the enormity of Noah’s task. An underwater scene of submerged cities and sea creatures swimming beneath the hull of the ark offers an effective visual perspective of a well-known tale. (Ages 4-8)
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For 40 days and 40 nights rain poured from the heavens, enveloping the world. Only Noah had been warned by God of the great floodand only Noah could save life on earth. This powerful story of salvation has fascinated people of all ages for centuries. Now, four-time Caldecott Honor-recipient Jerry Pinkney captures all the courage, drama, and beauty of this ancient parable in rich, glorious paintings. Full of sensitive detail and emotion, his art brings new life and meaning to an important message of peace. This elegant edition of Noah's Ark promises to give readers strength and hope for many years to come.
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