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Noah's ark / illustrated by Peter Spier.

By: Spier, Peter.
Contributor(s): Revius, Jacobus, 1586-1658. Sontvloed Monosyllabicum. English | Doubleday and Company, inc [pbl].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday & Co., c1977Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 27 cm.ISBN: 0385094736; 9780385094733; 0385127308 (lib. bdg.); 9780385127301 (lib. bdg.); 0385173024 (pbk.); 9780385173025 (pbk.).Contained works: Revius, Jacobus, 1586-1658. Sontvloed monosyllabicum. English.Subject(s): Noah (Biblical figure) -- Juvenile fiction | Noah's ark -- Juvenile fiction | Floods -- Juvenile fiction | Ships in the Bible -- Juvenile fiction | Animals in the Bible -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships | Bible stories -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words -- Juvenile fiction | Noah's ark -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Noah's ark.; Online version:: Noah's ark.DDC classification: 222/.1109505 | [Fic] LOC classification: BS1238.N6 | S64PZ8.3.R3Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1978.Summary: Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood. The 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.
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Art techniques used: Pencil and,light hues of watercolor and white pencil on paper.

Includes P. Spier's translation of The flood, by Jacobus Revius.

Illustrations on end papers.

Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood. The 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.

Caldecott Medal, 1978.

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PreS-Gr 3-This Caldecott-winning title begins and concludes on its endpapers. A 16th-century Dutch poem following the title page encapsulates the events; otherwise, the finely wrought watercolor and pencil details are wordless. Spier imagines the humor and tedium, sounds and smells, emotions and majesty of this Biblical epic. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Peter Edward Spier was born in Amsterdam on June 6, 1927. His formal education ended in his early teens, about a year after the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940. His father was imprisoned by the Nazis for an illustration of Hitler that speculated about what would have happened had he stayed a painter. Since the family was Jewish, they were all sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. They were liberated by the Soviet Red Army in May 1945. Spier returned to the Netherlands after the war and served in the Royal Netherlands Navy for four years before immigrating to the United States in 1951. <p> He worked in advertising before he began to write and illustrate children's books. His books included The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky, The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, Of Dikes and Windmills, and Circus! He received the Caldecott Medal for Noah's Ark. He died of congestive heart failure on April 27, 2017 at the age of 89. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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