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Meet at the Ark at Eight

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  230 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Roman - métaphysique - Dieu.
Hardcover, 68 pages
Published August 20th 2012 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (first published 2007)
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Virginie (chouettblog)
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reads-2015
Since I have been on this reading journey, I have been wanting to share my love of reading with my son.

He has now taking a real liking into reading books that are not just the school books he’s given in class.
So when this read came along, it was a nice opportunity for us to read it together. Needless to say that he enjoyed it immensely.

“Meet at The Ark at Eight!” is the lovely retelling of one of the most famous biblical myth ever told: The Story Of The Great Flood.

As far as children books go,
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Tim Orfanos
Ένα βιβλίο-ψυχοθεραπεία γέλιου για μικρούς και.... μεγάλους. Πρωτότυπο και μοναδικό, σε ταξιδεύει με το μυαλό, τη ψυχή και τη καρδιά.

Βαθμολογία: 4,7/5 ή 9,4/10.
Katy Noyes
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The animals went in two by... three?!

Very funny. I can see that it's going to annoy a few readers who take these stories more seriously, but for anyone who can look at the Noah's Ark tale and enjoy mockery, question-asking, irreverence - this is great.

Three penguins are living their lives in relative (dis)harmony when the Dove flies by with an invitation for two to an exclusive sea-borne rescue craft - the world is about to be flooded, they need to be on board at eight o'clock or miss out. But t
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Zoe
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ενα πραγματικά φανταστικό βιβλίο για παιδιά 7 ετών και πάνω που πραγματεύεται με πάρα πολύ αστείο τρόπο το ερώτημα "Υπάρχει θεός;". Κι ναι, που είναι; Γιατί δεν εμφανίζεται; Και τι σχέση μπορεί να έχουν αυτοί οι τρεις πιγκουίνοι, που μεταξύ μας, δεν υπήρχε λόγος και να μπουν στην Κιβωτό αφού ΞΕΡΟΥΝ να κολυμπούν, με την περιστέρα, που όλο κάτι ξεχνάει και δεν μπορεί με τίποτα να θυμηθεί, όσο προσπαθεί - σαν άλλη γραμματέας του Νόε - να μαζέψει στην κιβωτό όλα τα ζωά σε ζευγάρια; Μια ξεκαρδιστική ...more
Emjee
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vtipný pohľad na to, kto je vlastne Boh, prečo zoslal na zem potopu, a čo sa vlastne stalo na Noemovej arche.
Marina
Una novela rarísima y muy original que reflexiona sobre la presencia de Dios en el mundo y en la vida de cada uno con toques humorísticos bien irónicos.
Liz Neville
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny Penguins.
Great illustrations.
Steve Hemmeke
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I found this gem at its publishers bookstore a bit ago and read it out loud to the kids. We have a penguin lover in the house so it fit just right.

There were two isolated instances but glaring errors in the book about God, which I edited out as I read.

The rest was quite funny and offered differing views of God to consider. Is He a strict school marm who makes sure you dot your ps and q's? Or doesn't He much care what we do? Well, neither, really, but the book leaves this open ended. God and even
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Erin Reilly-Sanders
As a non-religious person, I didn’t find this particularly interesting so higher reviews by others are likely. I thought it was mostly okay- the plot, illustrations, moral, etc. were all pretty meh. However, it wasn’t particularly objectionable either. I was happily surprised that it sort of ended up making sense that the three penguins invited on the ark were all male. I didn’t notice till the end that it’s told in the present tense which is a bit awkward but not too horrible. Perhaps that’s wh ...more
Boran
Dec 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nuh'un gemisi ve tufan hikâyesini üç penguen, bir güvercin ve onların gözünden anlatma fikri yeni ve eğlenceliydi. Yazarın anlatmaya çalıştığı şeyleri ise çok dolandırdığını düşündüm sürekli. Sorular, cevaplar, meraklar, fikir ayrılıkları, şüpheler ve en nihayetinde dogma olan dini inancın çocuklara penguenlerle anlatılmaya çabalanması. Uzun, çok uzun ve de benim gibi dindar olmayan biri için maalesef çok da ilgi çekici olmayan bir kitap.
Sandy Brehl
This book is quirky, and a bit too blatant in its message for my taste. I can see it being used to launch discussion in a philosophy or theology class for older students, but it does not suitable for younger readers (to me) because I don't believe they would find it interesting.
verbava
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, retellings
потішна маленька штука.
російською вийшов переклад повісті, з цієї п'єси зробленої, і її я теж хочу прочитати – раптом там буде побільше пінгвіна-нігіліста.
Eva Lavrikova
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zábavná a nie hlúpa knižka, o priateľstve, viere a tvarohovom koláči.
Romanticamente Fantasy
Un divertente libro uscito in prima edizione nel 2010 e recentemente ripubblicato; tre pinguini conducono un’esistenza piatta e ripetitiva sul pack fino all’arrivo di una farfalla che uno dei tre uccide senza volerlo entrando in lite con gli altri due: iniziano perciò a dissertare sull’esistenza di Dio che vede tutto e condanna le azioni cattive.
Nel clou della discussione atterra tra di loro una colomba grassa ed un po’ sbronza che annuncia il diluvio universale e li invita a porsi in salvo sull
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Κόκκινη  Αλεπού
Ενα πραγματικά φανταστικό βιβλίο για παιδιά 7 ετών και πάνω που πραγματεύεται με πάρα πολύ αστείο τρόπο το ερώτημα Υπάρχει θεός;. Κι αν ναι, που είναι; Γιατί δεν εμφανίζεται; Και γιατί στην Παλαιά Διαθήκη (από όπου και η έμπνευση του έργου) εμφανίζεται να είναι τιμωρός και όχι τόσο συγχωρητικός όσο στην Καινή Διαθήκη; Και τι σχέση μπορεί να έχουν αυτοί οι τρεις πιγκουίνοι, που μεταξύ μας, δεν υπήρχε λόγος και να μπουν στην Κιβωτό αφού ΞΕΡΟΥΝ να κολυμπούν, με την περιστέρα, που όλο κάτι ξεχνάει κ ...more
Zaitochi
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Siamo tre piccoli porcellin.....no non è questa la favola!!
Siamo tre pinguin, due grandi ed un piccin...siamo sulla buona strada. Questa è una favola moderna, molto delicata, divertente e oserei dire anche irriverente. Discernere di Dio in modo così leggero ma con profonde verità e non rivolto a credenti o atei, ma agli uomini inteso come essere umano che s'interroga sulla vita.
PS: Dimenticavo è un libro per bambini, per quel bambino che ci portiamo dentro.
Eugenia Shraga
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
То, что необходимо знать о Всемирном потопе
Dido
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
Heerlijk, luchtige, hilarische hervertelling van het verhaal van de zondvloed. Stemt tot nadenken...
brotlovesbooks
3,5
Sehr süßes Kinderbuch, aber auch für ältere Leute lustig und süß
Zuzana Dankic
Zabavili sme sa :)
Otazka je, ci Boh nie je tucniak :D
Gerrianne
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeugdboeken
http://leesdan.blogspot.nl/2014/05/om...

Het verhaal begint met drie ruziënde pinguïns. Ze lijken erg veel op elkaar, maar als je goed kijkt zie je dat eentje een beetje kleiner is.
Ze vervelen zich enorm. In het land waar ze wonen is namelijk niks anders dan sneeuw en ijs en ijs en sneeuw en sneeuw en ijs. En alles is alleen maar wit, wit en nog eens wit.
De pinguïns vinden elkaar stinken en lopen daarover te bekvechten. Af en toe worden er rake klappen uitgedeeld.
Op een dag gebeurt er eens iet
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Daniela Domenici
Sottotitolo: l’esistenza di Dio spiegata ai tre pinguini.

Un gioiello come da tempo non mi capitava di leggere e ammirare questo delizioso libriccino di appena 87 pagine: creatore dei testi Ulrich Job, autore e regista di numerose opere teatrali alcune delle quali per ragazzi, e disegni di Jorg Muhle, illustratore con studi in Germania e in Francia. Ottima la traduzione dall’originale tedesco “An der Arche um Acht” di Berenice Capatti

Questa piccola opera d’arte è stata già tradotta in otto paesi
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Richard Leo
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful little book!! Sure, it is written for children (around 8-12 years old) but there is much to enjoy in this little book for adults as well.

On the surface, it is a beautifully written and humorous story about two penguins who smuggle their third penguin friend on to Noah's Ark. In reality, it is a philosophical discussion on the nature and reality of the Divine in our lives that is reminiscent of Jostein Gaarder's modern classic Sophie's World. It subtly raises philosophical quest
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Carlotta*
Tre pinguini, molto amici, discutono sull'esistenza di Dio e su alcune sue caratteristiche assolute (Dio è invisibile, ha un udito finissimo, vede tutto, ha una memoria di ferro) e finiscono per litigare. Il pinguino più piccolo, offeso, si allontana. Arriva la colomba di Noè, informa i due pinguini dell'imminente Diluvio e consegna loro due biglietti (non cedibili) per salire sull'Arca. I due pinguini sono turbati all'idea di dover lasciare indietro il piccolo pinguino e, tra un sospiro e l'alt ...more
Ellie Schwartz
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Noah's Ark, as seen from the viewpoint of a couple of penguins and a dove.

The book has many funny passages, some of which sound Woody Allen-esque, for example:

The dove has strict instructions from Noah to open any questionable packages. She bends down suspiciously over the suitcase and sniffs at it. "This suitcase smells like fish," she declares "Are you trying to smuggle a fish sandwich on board or something?"
"It's us," the two penguins reply. "We always smell like fish."
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Barbara
In this version of the Biblical story of Noah and the ark he builds in order to save several species from the flood God is sending, all the organization is handled by an over-worked dove. The dove happens to forget the most important part of the job, which is to find another dove for the ark. The story focuses on three penguins that are exploring questions about faith and God. The questions are ones asked by many of us, young and old, and the answers aren't always as easy as might be expected. T ...more
Belinda Carvalho
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Pleasant short read with gorgeous illustrations. Loved the penguins, liked the tale but I am not a huge fan of 'clever' allegorical tales.
Edward Sullivan
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Amongst the silliness of this quirky retelling of the Noah's Ark story are some profound philosophical ponderings.
Doro
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eines der besten Kommunions-Geschenke überhaupt! Bis jetzt einmal Abends dem Sohn vorgelesen und dann nochmal selber gelesen, weils einfach so gut und komisch ist. Unbedingt zu empfehlen :-)
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