Meet at the Ark at Eight by Ulrich Hub

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News reaches a pair of penguins that a great flood is coming to destroy the earth -- and that they are the only two penguins who have been chosen to board Noah's Ark. They decide, however, to smuggle their friend aboard in a suitcase, and a wild forty-day journey ensues.

This creative twist on the classic biblical tale encourages readers to ask questions about God, though it never presumes that the answers will be quick and easy. Ulrich Hub's humorous, yet thought-provoking retelling of this well-known Bible story is complemented by J�rg M�hle's witty illustrations.

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Ulrich Hub is a German writer, actor, director, and screenwriter. He has written several plays for children as well as for adults.Meet at the Ark at Eight is his first novel. Ulrich lives in Germany.
Published September 30, 2012 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 68 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A trio of penguins stand on an ice floe hoping for something to happen as they try not to kick each other.

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Hub's standout debut in English, a quirky rendition of the story of Noah's Ark, is narrated from the perspective of three theologically inquisitive penguins and a managerial dove, exploring with humor and insight ancient and contemporary questions raised by the biblical text.

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Gr 3–6—When a small penguin sees a yellow butterfly in the ice and snow, he thinks he should kill it, while his friends believe God will punish him if he does. They argue, and the smallest one stomps away. It is at this moment that a dove approaches the two other penguins. They have been chosen t...

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