A sixteen-year-old stowaway discovers her destiny on Noah’s ark in this riveting reimagining from award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli, available in time for the March 2014 major motion picture Noah.
The rain starts suddenly, hard and fast. After days of downpour, her family lost, Sebah takes shelter in a tree, eating pine cones and the raw meat of animals that float by. With each passing day, her companion, a boy named Aban, grows weaker. When their tree is struck by lightning, Sebah is tempted just to die in the flames rather than succumb to a slow, watery death. Instead, she and Aban build a raft. What they find on the stormy seas is beyond imagining: a gigantic ark. But Sebah does not know what she’ll find on board, and Aban is too weak to leave their raft.
Themes of family, loss, and ultimately, survival and love make for a timeless story. Donna Jo Napoli has imagined a new protagonist to tell the story of Noah and his ark. As rain batters the earth, Noah, his family, and hordes of animals wait out the storm, ready to carry out their duty of repopulating the earth. Hidden below deck…is Sebah.
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Review: StormUser Review - Heather - Goodreads
Interesting premise, but this book fell a bit short for me. Noah seems a few animals shy of a full ark (if you know what I mean) as well as demanding and almost cruel. I think I was expecting more ... Read full review
Review: StormUser Review - Lisa Bernstein - Goodreads
In some ways, this book reminded me of the Tom Hanks movie, Castaway. At first, I was unsure how a single character, alone, could make an interesting story. Yet, the story is captivating, and, in time ... Read full review