The Enduring Ark

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The books innovative accordion design illustrated in the Bengal Patua style of scroll painting is just one of the sumptuous design elements that distinguish it as a remarkable offering. . . A gorgeous re-envisioning of an old, old story. Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

This striking version is illustrated by Joydeb Chitrakar in a Bengali style of scroll paintingwith rich colors, strong black lines. The Wall Street Journal

The stunning illustrationswhich really constitute one continual imagereflect an openhearted, instantly accessible folk art aesthetic . . . a glorious example of storytellings universality. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

An arresting first imageGods huge, baleful eyeis the visual source of all that follows. . . provocative The Horn Book Magazine

This beautifully designed and intelligently produced retelling of the flood expands the bounds of bookmaking. Shelf Awareness

In this Indian version of the Biblical tale, talented Bengali Patua scroll painter Joydeb Chitrakar leads the reader from a deluge of water to a rainbow of hope. A book that can be leafed through in the traditional way or unfolded out as an accordion, the vibrant illustrations and concise text provide a singular approach to an ancient, universal story. Suitable for children ages 6+.

US Grade Level Equivalent: 3, US Guided Reading Level: O

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