The Boat of Many Rooms by J. Patrick Lewis
The Story of Noah in Verse

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A series of poems of varying rhyme and rhythm are accompanied by bold illustrations and presents a new look at the story of Noah and the ark, complemented by an animated host of animal creatures.

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis was born on May 5, 1942. He is a poet and prose writer who is known for his children's poems. He worked as a professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998. He is the author of 90 children's books including: BoshBlobberBosh, Please Bury Me in the Library, A Hippopotamusn't, First Dog, Spot the Plot, The House, and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. In 2014, his title Voices from the March on Washington, made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. He has received many awards from the American Library Association, The Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Claudia Lewis Award from The Bank Street School and others. He also received the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He was also named the third, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate for 2011-2013 by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. Cynthia Cotten is the author of "Snow Ponies," She enjoyed playing and exploring at the edge of the woods when she was growing up in western New York State. She lives with her husband and two children in McMurray, Pennsylvania. Reg Cartwright was art director for various advertising agencies before turning his talents to children's books. He has illustrated more than thirty books for young readers, including "Mister Potter's Pigeon," which won the Mother Goose Award. He and his wife, writer Ann Cartwright, live with their two sons in Leicestershire, England.
Published February 1, 1997 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The story of Noah, told in episodic verse.

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The tale of Noah and the Ark, arguably the Bible story best known by children, receives an unusual makeover at Lewis's (Earth Verses and Water Rhymes) poetic hand.

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