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Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Feb 13, 12

bookshelves: animals, ncbla, picture-book, strong-women
Read in February, 2012

The wife of Noah, Naamah, had quite a responsibility during the days and nights that the ark floated on the waters, and its inhabitants waited for the storm to cease. Naamah, whose name means "great singer," used her singing voice to soothe the restless animals and the humans who were in that huge boat. The poetic language sounds like a lullaby and utilizes great phrases such as "crashes the seams of night" (unpaginated), "wings furl at night" (unpaginated), and "tails curl at night" (unpaginated). The watercolor collage illustrations are particularly appealing. An Author's Note provides more information on the author's inspiration for the story and her exploration of what kind of woman Noah's wife might have been.
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