This creative twist on the classic biblical tale encourages readers to ask questions about God, though it never presumes that the answers will be quick and easy.
Three penguins are having an age-old argument about God---who is He and can we even be sure He exists?---when the news reaches them about a great flood that is coming to cover the earth. And only two of the penguins are chosen to board Noah's Ark. But they stow their friend away in a suitcase, and a wild forty day journey ensues.
News reaches a pair of penguins that a great flood is coming to destroy the earth -- and that they are the only two penguins who have been chosen to board Noah's Ark. They decide, however, to smuggle their friend aboard in a suitcase, and a wild forty-day journey ensues.
This creative twist on the classic biblical tale encourages readers to ask questions about God, though it never presumes that the answers will be quick and easy. Ulrich Hub's humorous, yet thought-provoking retelling of this well-known Bible story is complemented by Jörg Mühle's witty illustrations.
Ulrich Hub is a German writer, actor, director, and screenwriter. He has written several plays for children as well as for adults. Meet at the Ark at Eight is his first novel. Ulrich lives in Germany.
Jörg Mühle studied art in Paris and has been a freelance illustrator since 2000. He has also worked as a professor, and has published a number of titles for children in German. Jörg also lives in Germany.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Jewish Book Council, National Jewish Book Award: Children's and Young Adult Literature (2012)
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
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