What People Are Saying About The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud


“Wow! A “bird’s-eye” view of the story of Noah’s Ark—not to mention a cat’s-eye view and a dog’s-eye view. Jenny L. Cote gives us an imaginative re-telling of Noah’s story through the eyes of a menagerie of distinctive animal characters, drawn from all parts of the world. The story is captivating, inspiring, and entertaining as we get a sense of how God so loved the world that he found a way to preserve creation in the largest lifeboat ever created. Come on board!”
—Doug Peterson, VeggieTales™ Author

“The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in years! I absolutely delighted in the characters and couldn’t help but laugh out loud several times. (And let me tell you, for a comedian that is a rarity!) It’s an epic journey of faith and a marvelous adventure that readers will want to go on again and again. I know I will!”
—Torry Martin, Author, Actor, Comedian and Writer for Adventures in Odyssey™ produced by Focus on the Family

“Move over, JK Rowling, there's a new fantasy novelist in town—and her name is Jenny L. Cote. She takes the reader on a yearlong journey of mystery, danger, and intrigue aboard Noah's ark. It's a wild adventure that deserves to be on the big screen.”
—Vonda Skelton, Author, The Bitsy Burroughs Mysteries and Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe

“Jenny’s story line is pure genius. I love how she developed the characters. I especially feel a kinship to Al. She has incorporated Al into the story so well, that I feel like he is my own cat.”
—Jenny Keeton, 4th Grade Teacher, Mount Pisgah Christian School, Alpharetta, GA

Comments from Mount Pisgah Christian School Fourth Grade Class (9-10 year olds), Alpharetta, GA:
“This is a book I’ll read over and over!” . . . “This book is good and funny, and it teaches us about God.”

The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud has all the elements of an excellent historical fiction, the characteristics of a good mystery, and excitement of a good suspense wrapped into a beautiful account of Noah’s Ark from an animal’s point of view. What makes this book so interesting is the high level of character development that Mrs. Cote has incorporated in each of the animals.”
—Sherrill Weihe, 3rd Grade Teacher, Montgomery Elementary School, Atlanta, GA
 
 

Comments from Montgomery Elementary Third Grade Class (8-9 year olds), Atlanta, GA:
"It is the coolest animal adventure I ever heard. Your book is neat and has tons of adventure."—Maya
"I really enjoyed your characters. I like Max. You'll probably win a giant award!"—Emelia
"I liked your book. I liked the part where there is an avalanche."—Harry
"The book was superb! I can't wait for the book and movie to come out."— Josette
"Al was my favorite character. I hope your book turns into an award-winning children's book."—Ethan
“I can’t wait to buy the book, read it, and then watch the movie."—Coen
"I think your book is going to become really popular like Harry Potter."—Jacob
"I told my mom that I want to buy your book when it comes out. I liked Craddock the whale."—Natalie

"The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz is a delight. I applaud Cote for her masterful job. The depth of her characters and powerful story line will propel readers to want more."
—Bernard Kearse, American Children's Authors Guild, Radio Show Host and Author of The Bethany Adventures

"I loved following Max, Liz, Al, Kate, and the gang on one rollicking adventure after another as they make their way to the ark. The characters come to life with laugh out loud humor, all the while providing engaging Biblical and historical lessons that are fun, fun, fun. Readers get a great glimpse of ‘how it might have happened.’"
—Claire Roberts Foltz, American Children's Authors Guild, Author of The Mutt Tales

"The Ark, The Reed, and The Fire Cloud is nothing short of magical!"
— Lisa, 45


"The Ark, The Reed, and The Fire Cloud has a good story line, with lots of great morals and lessons. It’s really heartwarming."
— Alex, age 12

"I loved it! I couldn’t stop reading. I loved all of the imagery, the characters, and, the lessons. God has big plans for Jenny’s book."
—Rob, age 29

"The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud is a book that will surely capture the hearts and minds of readers. Its lovable characters tell of an adventure that is perfect for any age"
—Becky, age 17

"The Ark, The Reed, and The Fire Cloud is truly God inspired."
— Paul, age 69

"I loved this book! I found myself actually reading extra fast to see what was going to happen next."
—Katherine, age 16

"It was a delightful experience reading The Ark, The Reed, and The Fire Cloud. The characters were so real and interesting that I felt I was actually part of their journey."
—Carol, age 73

"A surreal adventure through time. I felt like I was another passenger on the voyage."
—Richard, age 45