Noah's Wife

Noah's Wife

by Marty Rhodes Figley, Anita Riggio
     
 

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A long time ago, there lived a righteous man named Noah. He had a very good wife�

Yes, Noah�s wife was very good. While Noah built the ark, Noah�s wife held her head high when the neighbors made fun of him. While Noah got lost in his work, his wife hugged their three sons, tended the garden, and kept things in order.

Marty Figley�s delightful text

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Overview

A long time ago, there lived a righteous man named Noah. He had a very good wife�

Yes, Noah�s wife was very good. While Noah built the ark, Noah�s wife held her head high when the neighbors made fun of him. While Noah got lost in his work, his wife hugged their three sons, tended the garden, and kept things in order.

Marty Figley�s delightful text puts a unique and entertaining spin on this beloved Bible story. And the whimsical images and vibrant colors of Anita Riggio�s illustrations playfully bring to life the old adage that behind every successful man is a caring and capable woman.

Editorial Reviews

Christian Library Journal
Marty Rhodes Figley brings humor and imagination to the story of Noah's Wife. Young children will enjoy the bright and funny scenes in which Noah's wife chases an elephant out of her cucumber patch or rocks a pair of piglets to sleep in her arm.
Parade Magazine
A welcome new perspective on the famous voyage.... The pictures are as fresh as the story itself.
Publishers Weekly
Youngsters reading this as a lap book will likely find much to smile about in the funny, heart-warming illustrations of Mrs. Noah's trials and tribulations.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mrs. Noah, the warm-hearted, faithful spouse of her ark-builder husband, took plenty of flack from her contemporaries, according to Figley's entertaining depiction. Still, she kept on working, tending to the family, the garden, and the ever-increasing number of animals Noah gathered for their nautical journey. She stayed with Noah to the world's watery demise and helped him joyously usher in their new beginning. Figley's book embellishes what little we know of Mrs. Noah's life and her influence. Each page features a watercolor-like painting that nearly tells the story independently. Youngsters reading this as a lap book will likely find much to smile about in the funny, heart-warming illustrations of Mrs. Noah's trials and tribulations. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
Noah's wife is the star in this retelling of the classic Bible story Noah's Ark. She nurtures her husband and sons as Noah works hard to fulfill God's plan. He spends years building the Ark and collecting animals in the face of scorn from the townspeople. Once she understands that Noah is on a mission from God, Noah's wife is supportive and helpful despite the mounting criticism from their neighbors. This is not only a story of love for, and faith in, God. It is also a story of an enduring love between two people and the faith that springs from that love. This is an appropriate book for young children and a good way to introduce them to Bible stories. It can be used effectively in religious education classes for preschool and elementary school children. The watercolor illustrations are very appealing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802851079
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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