July 16, 2009

Noah's Ark Stories

There are many versions of the Ark story, just as there are many different kinds of Ark toys, from soft stuffed versions to elaborate wooden carvings. The story of the Ark is timeless and appeals to both children and adults. Here are a few Ark books to enjoy.

Imagine all the animals packed into Noah's ark, pushing and shoving each other to find room. As the Ark rocks gently in the seas, the animals fall asleep. Then Noah's granddaughter tiptoes around, untangling paws, tails, and wings in this original story.

A retelling of the classic Bible story with Reinhart's colourful and amzing paper sculptures. A captivating book.

by Madeleine L'Engle

Sandy and Dennys inadvertently interfere with their parents' experiment and find themselves transported to a different time and place, though still on Earth. They must find a way to get home before many waters flood the desert. A magical story about love. For ages 10 and up.

by Timothy Findley

An interesting take on the Ark story with a tyrannical Noah, a talking cat, a unicorn, and a mutiny. For ages 14 and up.

by Helen Ward & Ian Andrew

A tale about a hill, an old man, and a flood. With detailed, tinted illustrations.

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