The Enduring Ark
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"The book's 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 painting--with rich colors, strong black lines." -- The Wall Street Journal "The stunning illustrations--which really constitute one continual image--reflect an openhearted, instantly accessible folk art aesthetic . . . a glorious example of storytelling's universality."-- Publishers Weekly Starred Review "An arresting first image--God's huge, baleful eye--is 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