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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Millerloo - LibraryThing
5Q, 4P As she did with Zel, and many other neoclassics, Napoli has crafted an exquisite retelling of the biblical story of Noah's Ark. The descriptive writing she uses is masterful in bringing ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nbmars - LibraryThing
I thought this was an excellent book, but I think it might be misunderstood by readers. This is a retelling of the story of Noah with modern language. Other modifications are imagined conversations ... Read full review