By (author) Peter Spier
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Noahs Ark by Peter Spier
Book DescriptionThe bee and the fox, the sheep and the ox--two of each kind trudged aboard Noah's famous vessel. Peter Spier uses his own translation of a seventeenth-century Dutch poem about this most famous menagerie."The colors are lovely. The scenes are unbelievably detailed...the book is a triumph, the definitive 'Noah's Ark.'"-- "Publishers Weekly."A Caldecott Medal Book, The American Book Award, An ALA Notable Children's Book, A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year (1977), The Christopher Award, International Board on Books for Young People Honor List.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780440406938
(267mm x 210mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter Spier
Book of Jonah, Hardback (February 2015)
Originally published: Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1985.
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, Hardback (September 2014)
More than 50 years after he won a Caldecott Honor for his spirited take on a classic American folk song, legendary illustrator Spier has gone back to this fan favorite to paint the half of the book that was originally printed in black and white. Full color.
Star-Spangled Banner, Hardback (May 2014)» View all books by Peter Spier
Caldecott Medalist Spier's magnificent tribute to America's national anthem is redesigned and updated with a glorious new cover. Readers are taken from the anthem's turbulent origins at the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 through the flag's significance in modern-day America. Full color.
US Kirkus Review » ". . . Creatures all,/ Large and small,/Good and mean,/Foul and clean,/Fierce and tame,/In they came,/Pair by pair,/ Gross and fair. . . ." Perhaps so as not to break the rhythm, perhaps in order not to distract from the pore-over-able watercolors, Spier confines all 60 three-syllable lines of this neat little 17th-century Dutch rhyme ("The Flood," by Jacobus Revius) to an opening page, then settles down to tell the familiar story in pictures. There is quiet diversion aplenty in Spier's throwaway detail - Noah admitting two bees and brushing away swarms of others; the branch that the dove brings back being fed to the cow; a whole gangplank of rabbits disembarking though only two began the voyage - and it's seen from a variety of viewing points: a scene of marching underbellies complete with smaller hitchhikers and fellow passengers, a sad rear view of those left behind, a wide one of chores being done on the busy floating barn. Without revising or even enlarging on the old story, Spier fills it in, delightfully. (Kirkus Reviews)
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