Noah’s Ark

Lin­da Falken and The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Muse­um of Art, adapt.
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By – March 27, 2017

With text adapt­ed from the King James Ver­sion of the Bible, the focus of this gor­geous pic­ture book is the sto­ry of Noah and the great flood as rep­re­sent­ed in fine works of art. A brief yet wel­come intro­duc­tion dis­cuss­es the uni­ver­sal­i­ty and endurance of the tale and its themes of redemp­tion and hope. The includ­ed art is Euro­pean in ori­gin, and includes paint­ings, prints, tapes­try, and illus­tra­tion, pri­mar­i­ly from the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Muse­um of Art in New York. While chil­dren may be unfa­mil­iar with the his­tor­i­cal style of much of the art, they will rec­og­nize the dra­ma of Noah’s encounter with God, the famil­iar imagery of the ani­mals board­ing the ark two by two, and the rain­bow that appears when the flood waters recede. End cred­its include brief biogra­phies of the artists. A beau­ti­ful book for all art lovers and designed for chil­dren ages 4 – 7.

Teri Mark­son has been a children’s librar­i­an for over 18 years. She is cur­rent­ly the act­ing senior librar­i­an at the Val­ley Plaza Branch Library in North Hol­ly­wood, CA.

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