Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page | 13 | 800-733-2607 FICTION All the Tales from the Ark Avril Rowlands Mr. Noah could not sleep. So he lay in bed, listening to the snuffles and grunts of the animals, and he talked to God. “Listen, God, it’s not too late. You need a lion tamer for this job, or a big-game hunter, or a zookeeper. And I’m scared of spiders and we’ve got two on board.” Spiders aren’t Mr. Noah’s only problem. The lion wants to be in charge and then the animals threaten to revolt! Avril takes a funny and original approach to the familiar Bible story, considering many of the dilemmas Noah might have faced while managing a menagerie on a boat. One complete story per chapter, forty in all. “A splendid collection of stories.” —Children’s Books of the Year PAPERBACK $9.99 Fiction ISBN: 978-0-7459-7682-2 5 x 7.75 • 416 pages • Ages 7 and up Rights: NAR Lion Children’s Books April 27, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7459-7682-2 9 7 8 0 7 4 5 9 7 6 8 2 2 Bob Hartman’s Bumper Tales from the Bible 978-0-7459-6285-6 $14.99 Look Inside Noah’s Ark 978-0-7459-7612-9 $12.99 RELATED TITLES 11 1 Noah’s Tale Mr Noah was six hundred years old when God had a serious talk with him. ‘It makes me very sad to have to say it, Mr Noah, but of all the people who live in this world I created, you are the only good one. I have been very patient, but there is so much wickedness and evil that I must do something about it.I shall make a fresh start.’ Mr Noah was upset when he heard this, but he had to admit that God was right. ‘What are you going to do, God?’ he asked. God sighed. ‘I am afraid that I shall have to destroy every living creature,’ he said sadly.‘But I shall save you, Mr Noah, and your wife. I shall also 18 2 The Lion’s Tale Mr Noah and his family, and two of every animal, insect and bird spent the first night safe inside the wooden ark, which God had told Mr Noah to make to save them from the flood. But although they were safe, none of them slept well. Mr Noah tossed and turned and had bad dreams about being drowned in the flood or eaten by an animal. Some of the animals were very noisy sleepers and kept waking him up. All night there was hissing, sighing, rumbling, muttering, squawking, squeaking, trumpeting and bellowing. It was all very disturbing. The lion did not sleep well either. He paced 29 3 The Sheep’s Tale According to God’s instructions, Mr Noah, his family, and two of every animal, insect and bird were safely inside the ark well before the rain started. The rain began slowly, just a shower at first, but then the skies grew black and it began to pour. Everyone inside the ark went quiet as they listened to the sound of the rain drumming on the wooden roof. Suddenly a desperate bleating was heard above the noise. ‘Mr Noah, Mr Noah…!’ One of the sheep ran across the big hall, its four black feet skittering this way and that on the floor, its woolly tail flopping from side to side. ‘Mr Noah, something terrible’s happened!’