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When Max, a Scottish terrier, takes his usual morning trot to the loch one day, he hears a mysterious Voice humming in the reeds. "Come to Me," it says, "follow the fire cloud." He embarks on a strange journey from Scotland, meeting other animals along the way including Liz, a brilliant petite black cat from France. Max and Liz become the brave leaders for their group. The mysterious journey leads them across Europe to the Middle East, and is filled with danger, humor, trials, and triumphs. At the end of their travels, they find Noah and his family enduring ridicule from villagers while building an ark.
The moment these animals enter the ark is a spectacular one as the ark is magically transformed into the animals' natural habitats. As they enter their stalls, ice forms on the walls for the polar bears, a desert climate emerges for the kangaroos, a rainforest develops for the monkeys, and a waterfall flows from a rock where the crocodiles and tropical birds dwell. During the year aboard the ark, Liz finds ways to keep the animals occupied, including daily exercise led by the flamingos and talent night where the animals entertain each other with their natural abilities. But a sinister plot develops. Someone is out to kill Noah and his family. Liz follows clues that lead her to discover a stowaway who has deceived them all. Max and Liz foil the plot, but at a high price. Filled with unexpected twists and turns, readers find themselves wavering between despair to hope.
The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz is a magical fiction series that takes Max and Liz through biblical to modern times, causing amazing things to happen behind the scenes in human history. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
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Vendor: Living Ink Books
Publication Date: 2011
Series: Amazing Tales of Max & Liz
Max, a Scottish terrier, takes his usual morning trot down to the loch where he hears a mysterious Voice humming in the reeds saying, "Come to Me...follow the fire cloud." He embarks on an unknown journey from Scotland, meeting other animals along the way including Liz, a brilliant, petite black cat from France. Max and Liz become the brave leaders for their group, and eventually, for the entire ark. The mysterious journey, filled with danger, humor, trials, and triumphs, leads them across Europe to the Middle East. The moment of arrival for these animals is spectacular as the ark is miraculously transformed into the animals' natural habitats.
Throughout the previous one hundred years, Noah and family have endured ridicule from villagers while building the ark. Now this family must painfully witness the loss of lives and total destruction of the earth through the mighty flood.
After the journey to the ark, the voyage in the ark begins. Liz finds ways to keep the animals occupied, including daily exercise led by the flamingos and a talent night where the animals entertain each other with their natural abilities. But a sinister plot develops Someone is out to kill Noah and his family. Liz follows clues that lead her to discover a stowaway who has deceived them all. Max and Liz foil the plot, but at a high price. The end climaxes with unexpected twists and turns, taking the reader from despair to hope.
Jenny Cote developed an early passion for God, history, and young people, and beautifully blends these passions together in her new fantasy fiction series, The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz®. Jenny introduces readers to Max and Liz with her first book, The Ark, the Reed, & the Fire Cloud. When not writing herself, Jenny often teaches kids about the art of creative writing through fun, highly interactive workshops at schools across the country. Jenny now lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband Casey, son Alex, and of course, the real Max and Liz.
Jennys first book, Now I Sea! (2003) is an inspirational book of sea stories and spiritual reflections. Her education and career have focused on strategic planning and marketing in healthcare and church work. She now writes and speaks full time and lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband Casey, son Alex, and of course, the REAL Max and Liz. She is active in student ministry at Dunwoody Baptist Church. Jenny enjoys reading, research, museums, humorous satire, travel, meeting new people, fitness and finding any excuse she can to get to the beach: What?! A poor, lost sand crab is stuck on a piling? Never fear, help is on the wayIll be right there!
Elie H5 Stars Out Of 5Greatest book ever!!!October 14, 2016Elie HQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I didn't get this book from here, but I have every single book in the series, plus the shirts the author sells we are friends with the author and I also have all my books signed by Mrs. Cote (the author) and a bunch of posters! This is BY FAR my FAVORITE series:)
MimiHouston, TXAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Book for All AgesJanuary 19, 2016MimiHouston, TXAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud's intended target age is primarily for adolescents and young teens, but it has a much broader appeal. I had bought it for my granddaughter and she became so absorbed in it that I wanted to see what intrigued her so. Therefore, I resolved to read it as well and became as captivated by the story as she had. I love the fact that she (and I) were "witnesses" to one of God's mighty acts (the Flood) through the eyes of several amazing animals. I highly recommend this book to children, parents, and grandparents for it is very well written!
rainbow snakeWinnemucca, NvAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5the ark, the reed, the fire cloudSeptember 15, 2015rainbow snakeWinnemucca, NvAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0we can't put this book down
Ally Wantz5 Stars Out Of 5An amazing mysteryJuly 8, 2015Ally WantzQuality: 1Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I never loved reading until I started to read this book. it always had me at the edge of my seat, always wanting to read more. When I'd read I'd have an entire world in my head and I could never put the book down. It really helped me in my spiritual growth. THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Jenny C.
rain9195 Stars Out Of 5We loved it!November 23, 2014rain919Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I just finished reading this book to my kiddos and we all enjoyed it very much! They would ask me to read more when we would come to a stopping point and were sad when I told them that we were about to finish the story. I am so glad that there are more books in the series. :) The author was careful to hold true to the biblical account. I enjoyed her creativity and her imagination. My kids are 5 & 7 (boy & girl) and they both enjoyed it equally.
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