The Ark

The Ark

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by Matthew Reinhart
     
 

Matthew Reinhart has created a stunning pop-up version of the classic Bible story The Ark. This faithful retelling is accompanied by glorious artwork and intricate paper engineering — sure to captivate readers of all ages.  See more details below

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Matthew Reinhart has created a stunning pop-up version of the classic Bible story The Ark. This faithful retelling is accompanied by glorious artwork and intricate paper engineering — sure to captivate readers of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 4-Reinhart bases his retelling of Noah's story on the Genesis account. He expands a bit on the original by including folkloric elements such as the jeering neighbors who later beg for a place onboard as the waters rise. What sets this version apart is the use of intricate pop-ups, not only on each spread but also in smaller fold-outs located along the sides. For example, next to the large ark under construction, a smaller scene shows Noah and one of his sons applying tar. The storm scene includes people climbing a mountain while lightning flashes and the ark tosses on roiling waves. The impressive paper engineering is both the book's strength and its weakness. Readers of almost any age will be impressed by the colorful, complex, three-dimensional scenes. However, their fragility limits the book's usefulness for libraries. The smaller pop-ups are particularly difficult to secure under their corner flaps. Librarians might consider whether they would have occasion to include this tale in storyhour and purchase accordingly.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689859090
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
01/25/2005
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Matthew Reinhart, a graduate of the Pratt Institute, is the highly acclamied author of Animal Popposites, The Ark, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book for Little Simon. His pop-up career began while working with Robert Sabuda on books like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Movable Mother Goose, before breaking into the world of pop-ups on his own. Matthew lives in New York City.

Matthew Reinhart, a graduate of the Pratt Institute, is the highly acclamied author of Animal Popposites, The Ark, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book for Little Simon. His pop-up career began while working with Robert Sabuda on books like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Movable Mother Goose, before breaking into the world of pop-ups on his own. Matthew lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
September 21, 1971
Place of Birth:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Education:
B.S. in Biological Sciences, Clemson University, 1994; Graduate Degree in Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, 1998
Website:
http://www.matthewreinhart.com

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The Ark 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I give it five stars although in truth it is just bit short of total excellence. I think it is one or two pages shy of providing full satisfaction. Otherwise, the artwork is colorful, nicely done with white border. The popups are complex and work well. I can indeed recommend this book with pleasure.