Naamah and the Ark at Night
As Noah’s wife sings the animals to sleep, an age-old tale is told afresh in a soothing poetic form brought to life with beautiful collage illustrations.
Naamah is the wife of Noah, and her name means "great singer." For forty days and forty nights, as the ark tosses on storm-wracked seas, Naamah sings. She sings to the animals, two by two. She sings to her husband, her sons, and their wives. She sings, and they all sleep, finally at peace. Acclaimed author Susan Campbell Bartoletti’s rhythmic, lyrical text pairs with Caldecott Honor winner Holly Meade’s luminous collage for a cozy, tender lullaby, and an ode to the power of song.
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Review: Naamah and the Ark at NightUser Review - Paul Farbman - Goodreads
This is a lullaby about a lullaby that Naamah, the wife of Noah, sings to comfort the animals and people aboard the ark. The form used is a ghazal, an Arabic form that requires each couplet in the ... Read full review
Review: Naamah and the Ark at NightUser Review - Nancy Kotkin - Goodreads
Written as a lullaby following the poetic form of the ghazal, this picture book, grounded in the Biblical tale of Noah and the ark, tells a fictional story of Noah's wife singing her family and all ... Read full review