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Meet at the Ark at Eight

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  315 ratings  ·  47 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,
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
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.
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
Uf, ani neviem, co si mam mysliet!
Zaujala ma svojimi kresbami, myslela som, ze dceru kniha pobavi. Zo zvedavosti som ju vzala do ruky aj ja a teraz som v rozpakoch. Velmi mi pripomina rozpravku Ups, archa je fuc.
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
Vtipný pohľad na to, kto je vlastne Boh, prečo zoslal na zem potopu, a čo sa vlastne stalo na Noemovej arche.
Michaella Myš  Kamenská
Veľmi milá detská rozprávka o tom či je a či nie je Boh. Hlavne to bolo ftipné, čo veľmi oceňujem. Tučniaci chodia vždy v trojici, ak by ste nevedeli.
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.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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
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
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. ...more
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. ...more
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.
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drei Pinguine diskutieren über die Existenz von Gott, als es anfängt zu regnen. Es regnet stärker als gewöhnlich. Die Sintflut kommt. Gerade rechtzeitig bringt die Taube noch zwei Tickets für die Arche Noah. Aber was passiert dann mit dem dritten im Bunde und findet die Taube auch eine ruhige Minute auf der Arche?
Das Buch ist 2006 mit dem Deutschen Kinderhörspielpreis und dem Deutschen Kindertheaterpreis ausgezeichnet worden und erzählt die Geschichte um die Arche aus einem etwas anderen Blickwi
Ιωάννα Μπαμπέτα
Τρεις πιγκουίνοι, δυο μεγάλοι κι ένας πιο μικρός, στέκονται και κοιτάζουν το παγωμένο τοπίο. Αναρωτιούνται αν υπάρχει Θεός και αν ο Θεός έφτιαξε τον παγετώνα. Ε, δεν είναι και τίποτα σπουδαίο ο παγετώνας! Όλο χιόνι, πάγο, χιόνι και πάγο.

Μήπως ο Θεός δεν είχε τα κέφια του; Ή μήπως απλώς του λείπει η φαντασία; Πού είναι ο Θεός; Υπάρχει; Κάνει λάθη; Κι αν κάνει τα παραδέχεται; Είναι αλήθεια πως έχει μνήμη ελέφαντα και την καταπληκτική ακοή των δελφινιών; Όλα αυτά συζητούν όταν εμφανίζεται από το π
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
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
Sep 17, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, paperback
Ich weiß nicht, ob ich wirklich etwas dazu schreiben sollte, da ich dieses Buch als Geschenk zum Schulabschluss von meiner Religionslehrerin erhalten habe und es auch eigentlich für Kinder gedacht ist.
Ich denke ich habe mich während des Lesens öfter gefragt, ob das Buch eigentlich jetzt wirklich an gläubige Menschen gerichtet ist oder sich doch eher über das ganze lustig macht, denn mir kam es einfach häufig etwas blasphemisch vor. Außerdem wird viel übers Abmurksen und Leuten wehtun
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: letto
Siamo tre piccoli 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.
Mme C
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Du bonbon pour les oreilles! Ce roman adapté de la pièce du même nom est superbe! Le rythme est agréable! Il s'agit d'un incontournable dans ma classe. Les énumérations, les gradations se succèdent et ajoute du dynamisme à la lecture! Dans un contexte de classe, il permet de belles discussions! Il permet aussi de travailler les caractéristiques psychologiques des personnages! ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tre pinguini s'interrogano sull'esistenza di Dio subito prima del diluvio universale. La colomba arriva ad avvisarli dell'imminente partenza dell'Arca, ma i posti per ogni specie sono solo due... fra amicizia, spunti comici e domande esistenziali, comincia il viaggio dei simpatici protagonisti verso una nuova vita. ...more
Eugenia Shraga
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
То, что необходимо знать о Всемирном потопе
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...
Sasha  Eliseeva
Very funny. Hope, my son likes too.
Sehr süßes Kinderbuch, aber auch für ältere Leute lustig und süß
Zuzana Dankic
Zabavili sme sa :)
Otazka je, ci Boh nie je tucniak :D
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeugdboeken

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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