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When I think of a picture book, I think about my son’s very simple board books full of shapes and colors. When this book arrived in the mail, I was expecting a very watered-down version of Noah and the story of him building an ark in preparation for the Great Flood. The book goes like this:
A hundred years before the Great Flood, a man named Noah came home talking crazy. God wanted him to build the biggest ship the world had ever seen. The future of humanity depended on it. How would his wife respond? What would the neighbors think? Was it even feasible?
This lavish reimagining of one of the greatest stories of all time will fascinate children and adults alike. Nuanced and playful, yet meticulous in following the biblical narrative, Mark Ludy’s world-class art digs deeper than the Sunday-school tale of cuddly animals, exploring noah’s relationship with his family, the natural world, God – and a formidable engineering challenge.
Immerse yourself in this stunning wordless epic. Whatever your age, you’ll never read this story in the same way again.
This was THE most stunning picture book EVER. Reading each page, I felt like I was in some long-lost land so full of color and imagination. I love to let my kids look through the book and try to tell the story themselves–sometimes my six-year-old doesn’t quite get it right, but comes up with a really creative story anyway! This is a great way for them to see the story of Noah. This is by Mark Ludy, who is now one of my favorite authors.
Mark Ludy has written or illustrated eight children’s books including The Farmer, The Flower Man,The Grump, When I Was a Boy I Dreamed, When I Was a Girl I Dreamed, and Jujo the Youngest Tribesman. When he’s not immersed in his sketchbooks, you’ll find him in schools promoting art and literacy. He lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter, and two sons.
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