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Noah's Ark
by Peter Spier | Children's Books
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 11/30/2006
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, November 30, 2006

9 out of 10

I love Spier's intricately-illustrated, mostly text-free books; each picture is so detailed that you can spend ages peering at it and continue to find new bits that you hadn't noticed before. The legend of Noah and the Ark is perfectly suited to this style, as the chaos of the fully-laden Ark is rendered in lavish detail that's sometimes whimsical - and sometimes rather grim. Early on, we see the ark surrounded by animals, more than two per species, so it's clear that some of them are going to remain behind as the waters rise...

Later on there are details of Noah and his family tending to the critters, from insects to elephants. And the illustrations suggest that the animals on board wasted no time in starting the task of repopulating; even as the ark still drifts, colts and kittens are being born, and ducks and chicks hatched. We see the ark grow more crowded - and more grungy, despite the best efforts of the humans to clean up after the increasingly bored and lively animals. And when the dove finally returns with proof that the waters are receding, it's clear just how worried Noah had been - and how jubilant he is. [And how pleased the cow is who gets to eat that olive branch!] 

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Lilac Blossom Restaurant, 385 E. Dunstable Rd in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, March 08, 2007

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Released 11 yrs ago (3/8/2007 UTC) at Lilac Blossom Restaurant, 385 E. Dunstable Rd in Nashua, New Hampshire USA



I plan to leave this book somewhere in the Lilac Blossom restaurant, probably at around 7 pm; propped up on a vase in the entrance, or on one of the waiting area benches, perhaps? 

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