On Noah's Ark
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On Noah's Ark


Jan Brett's intricate illustrations against a beautiful papyrus background make a stunning picture book of a favorite story-this time featuring Noah's granddaughter. As the floodwaters rise, she helps take the animals onto the ark and get them settled down. But it's not easy when giraffes are sleeping next to pandas and lions are curled up with turkeys. Finally the gentle rocking of the ark lulls them all to sleep until the waters recede and Grandpa Noah, his family, and all the animals leave the ark. This simple telling, combined with extraordinary illustrations of every animal imaginable, makes On Noah's Ark perfect for young and old.

Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/29/2003 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

Title:On Noah's Ark
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

    On Noah's Ark Reviews

  • midnightfaerie
    Nov 19, 2013

    The illustrations were beautiful in this one! Great family read, and a wonderful story about Noah's ark. The kids all loved it even though there weren't many words, still enjoyed by all of us. Highly ...

  • Skylar Burris
    Oct 28, 2008

    GREAT illustrations, but I don't really like this version of the Noah story; it leaves out too much that is important and de-spiritualizes it completely. ...

  • Ebookwormy1
    Jun 17, 2011

    This book is heavy with beautiful, rich, intriguing illustrations and light on Biblical content. There is no mention of God, the evil of men that caused the flood, Noah's sacrifice after leaving the a...

  • Brittany
    Sep 09, 2010

    This version of Noah's Ark leaves out God and fails to live up to the Biblical account found in Genesis. ...

  • Margaret Chind
    Mar 13, 2013

    Lovely images, blah text....

  • Kristanne Duncan
    Oct 05, 2012

    This version of the Noah's Ark was not my favorite. I can understand maybe not including all of the religious aspects such as God punishing the people and creating the flood, etc. That may just be a r...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 12, 2012

    I would have given this book 2 stars just for the illustrations, but the secularization of the story made me too angry. Let me make clear that I am not in any way a biblical literalist. I have no prob...

  • Amynicole
    Oct 19, 2015

    I tend to stay away from religious books, especially those that are geared toward children because I don't want to deal with conflicting thoughts or principles, but this one is fantastic. I love that ...

  • Danette
    May 08, 2017

    The illustrations were beautiful but the story is not at all faithful to the Biblical text.1. A grandchild on the ark?2. It shows a couple adults other than "grandpa" Noah but they are never mentioned...

  • Jaimie
    May 10, 2017

    Brett applies her artistic talents to Biblical subjects in this book - which as you can imagine is not my favourite topic - but at least the story of Noah’s arc allows her much room to exercise her ...

About Jan Brett

Jan Brett

With over thirty three million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I reme