Admired all over the world for his remarkable illustrations, Rien Poortvliet showcases his craftsmanship and love for the natural world in Noah's Ark. Poortvliet's distinct talent can be seen in both the exceptional variety of animals and the character with which they are portrayed, which have made this book a perennial favorite for readers young and old.Poortvliet tells the tale of Noah and his vision, offering a parallel, nonreligious allegory for those who may not appreciate the story in its original form. He speculates about the design of the Ark, how it might have been built, and how the animals-from zebras to foxes, snakes to rhinoceros-might have lived together aboard the boat. Originally published in 1986 in a larger format (which is now in its fifth printing), Noah's Ark is being reissued in a new, smaller format. This new edition of an Abrams classic contains all of the exquisite illustrations of the original in a more accessible trim size, and at a reduced price. Author Bio: Rien Poortvliet was one of Holland's most popular artists and the author of Abrams' Gnomes and Secrets of the Gnomes, among others. After a successful career in advertising, Poortvliet dedicated himself to book illustration. Although he passed away in 1995, his books remain classics, continuing to enchant both new readers and longtime enthusiasts.
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The story, the pictures, what a fabulous book. If you get one of Poortvliet's books you'll want them all!
Noah's Ark is truly a realistic look into what our mind's eye needs to see. Rien Poortvliet has the ability to capture your interest and your heart, as in all his books! As an artist myself, I have always ordered his books as soon as I discover one has been published in english. Even wish I had Dutch versions of anything I don't have!