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A sixteen-year-old stowaway discovers her destiny on Noahand#8217;s ark in this riveting reimagining from award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli, available in time for the March 2014 major motion picture andlt;Iandgt;Noahandlt;/Iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The rain starts suddenly, hard and fast. After days of downpour, her family lost, Sebah takes shelter in a tree, eating pine cones and the raw meat of animals that float by. With each passing day, her companion, a boy named Aban, grows weaker. When their tree is struck by lightning, Sebah is tempted just to die in the flames rather than succumb to a slow, watery death. Instead, she and Aban build a raft. What they find on the stormy seas is beyond imagining: a gigantic ark. But Sebah does not know what sheand#8217;ll find on board, and Aban is too weak to leave their raft.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Themes of family, loss, and ultimately, survival and love make for a timeless story. Donna Jo Napoli has imagined a new protagonist to tell the story of Noah and his ark. As rain batters the earth, Noah, his family, and hordes of animals wait out the storm, ready to carry out their duty of repopulating the earth. Hidden below deckand#8230;is Sebah.

Review:

"Napoli (Skin) draws from the story of Noah's Ark in this account of a Canaanite girl, Sebah, with a big problem: rain, which sweeps away her family, home, and the ground beneath her feet. Sebah and a boy named Aban climb a tree to survive, but soon they must abandon that refuge and set out on a raft across the ever-rising sea. That's when they see an enormous ark floating above them — but only Sebah is strong enough to climb aboard. Despite the novel's biblical origins, it's light on religion. Sebah's prayers (to Ba'al) are rare, and she's more concerned with hiding from Noah's irritable family than with the Mighty Creator that gives Noah instructions. Sebah bonds more readily with the easygoing bonobos who let her share their cage than the humans twisting themselves into knots to follow the rules of a baffling God. Her own survival, always, is paramount. Napoli's focus on Sebah's immediate circumstances allows her to grow organically as a character, bringing a satisfying realism to this familiar story. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Donna Jo Napoli is the acclaimed and award-winning author of many novels, both fantasies and contemporary stories. She won the Golden Kite Award for andlt;iandgt;Stones in Waterandlt;/iandgt; in 1997. Her novel andlt;iandgt;Zelandlt;/iandgt; was named an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, and a School Library Journal Best Book, and a number of her novels have been selected as ALA Best Books. She isandnbsp;a professor of linguisticsandnbsp;at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband. Visit her at DonnaJoNapoli.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781481403023
Author:
Napoli, Donna Jo
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Other
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (fx: foil, matte uv)
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 368 pages Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - English 9781481403023 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Napoli (Skin) draws from the story of Noah's Ark in this account of a Canaanite girl, Sebah, with a big problem: rain, which sweeps away her family, home, and the ground beneath her feet. Sebah and a boy named Aban climb a tree to survive, but soon they must abandon that refuge and set out on a raft across the ever-rising sea. That's when they see an enormous ark floating above them — but only Sebah is strong enough to climb aboard. Despite the novel's biblical origins, it's light on religion. Sebah's prayers (to Ba'al) are rare, and she's more concerned with hiding from Noah's irritable family than with the Mighty Creator that gives Noah instructions. Sebah bonds more readily with the easygoing bonobos who let her share their cage than the humans twisting themselves into knots to follow the rules of a baffling God. Her own survival, always, is paramount. Napoli's focus on Sebah's immediate circumstances allows her to grow organically as a character, bringing a satisfying realism to this familiar story. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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