Noah's ark /

Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.

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Main Author: Spier, Peter.
Other Authors: Revius, Jacobus, 1586-1658.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, c1977.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Spier, Peter.
Summary:Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.

★ Caldecott Medal Winner ★

"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 over 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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General Notes:Includes P. Spier's translation of The flood, by Jacobus Revius.
Physical Description:[46] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 x 27 cm.
Awards:Caldecott Medal.
ISBN:0385094736
0385127308
Author Notes:

Peter Edward Spier was born in Amsterdam on June 6, 1927. His formal education ended in his early teens, about a year after the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940. His father was imprisoned by the Nazis for an illustration of Hitler that speculated about what would have happened had he stayed a painter. Since the family was Jewish, they were all sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. They were liberated by the Soviet Red Army in May 1945. Spier returned to the Netherlands after the war and served in the Royal Netherlands Navy for four years before immigrating to the United States in 1951.

He worked in advertising before he began to write and illustrate children's books. His books included The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky, The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, Of Dikes and Windmills, and Circus! He received the Caldecott Medal for Noah's Ark. He died of congestive heart failure on April 27, 2017 at the age of 89.

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