The Ark

Arthur Geisert, Author
Arthur Geisert, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $18 (48p) ISBN 978-0-395-43078-1
Reviewed on: 10/01/1988
Release date: 10/01/1988
The Biblical tale of Noah and the Ark has been illustrated numerous times, but Geisert (who created Pigs from A to Z ) presents an outstanding edition with beautifully detailed etchings. The illustrations open with Noah and his sons laying the keel in the desert in front of their home. As the book progresses, the ark begins to take shape, the animals arrive, the wives prepare for the journey and the clouds begin to gather. The intricate pictures of geometric spaces carved out by thin ink lines are optically dazzling; Geisert's attention to numerous points and details within the etchings provides additional depth and dimension to the spare, fluid telling. All ages. (September)
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