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Noah's Ark
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Front cover of unknown edition
Author Peter Spier
Illustrator Peter Spier
Cover artist Peter Spier
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 46 pp
ISBN 0-385-12730-8
OCLC 2524624
LC Class BS1238.N6 S64

Noah's Ark is a picture book written and illustrated by Peter Spier, first published by Doubleday in 1977. The text includes Spier's translation of "The Flood" by Jacobus Revius, a 17th-century poem telling the Bible story of Noah's Ark. According to Kirkus Reviews, the poem comprises sixty three-syllable lines such as "Pair by pair" (in translation). "Without revising or even enlarging on the old story, Spier fills it in, delightfully." In a retrospective essay about the Caldecott Medal-winning books from 1976 to 1985, Barbara Bader described the book as "at once elaborate and feeble" and Revius' poem as "neither particularly suited to children nor eloquent in itself."

For Noah's Ark Spier won the 1978 Caldecott Medal for illustration and the 1982 National Book Award for Children's Books in category Picture Books (paperback).

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