Meet at the Ark at Eight! (Paperback)
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Meet at the Ark at Eight! (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator), (translator)
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Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 24/09/2015
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Snow and ice and ice and snow all around, and nothing for three penguins to do but fight with each other and smell slightly of fish. But are they good penguins or bad penguins? And if they're a bit bad then what's the worst that... What? Building an ark? The whole world is going to be flooded? Well! They should probably get on that ark. Meet at the Ark at Eight is a delight: a funny, odd and strangely moral story of three penguins, a plump,over-worked dove, a beautiful butterfly that may or may not get done in, and aquite apologetic God. ''Extremely funny ... I can only heartily encourage you to read this [book, which] hides real delight and serious philosophizing in between its slim, sensational pages.' Playing by the Book 'An engaging book for practically any age' Spectator Best Children's Authors of 2015 An astonishing book... one of a kind Jewish Chronicle 'Hub manages to recreate the ancient tale with a hilarious twist and keen observations on friendship, how our decisions impact those around us, and of course, religion... Deserves to be read by everyone' Library Mice 'A complete triumph five stars' Ricochet 'A wonderfully funny story which asks many important questions and provides a wealth of clever answers' Lilipuz 'Punchy, funny, brilliantly illustrated' Forum 'Outstandingly funny... deals with the important questions about God and life, without forcing the reader too early to accept concrete answers WERTvolle Bucher 'I have rarely read such an impressive children's book which is as deliciously amusing Kids It's rare to be able to laugh so much while reading a book based on such a serious biblical source' Catholic Children's and YA Award 'Hilarious but strangely profound' Lady 'Questions galore after eight...to make you laugh and think' Alligator's Mouth bookshop, Richmond '5 out of 5 stars' LaChouett 'Bloody marvellous' Sam Leith 'Wonderfully funny, facetious, liberating and at the same time substantial... an unusually fun, thoughtful read for everyone!'Kinderbuch Couch 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, and has won prizes in Germany, France, The Netherlands and Italy. Ulrich lives in Berlin. Jorg Muhle studied art in Paris and has been a freelance illustrator since 2000. He has also worked as a professor, and has published a number of titles for children in German. Jorg also lives in Germany.

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
ISBN: 9781782690870
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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An engaging book for practically any age Spectator, Best Children's authors of 2015 A hilarious blackhearted treat for an older child with an interest in moral dilemmas Telegraph, Books of the Year Of all the books about a penguin in a suitcase pretending to be God asking for a cheesecake, this one is absolutely, definitely my favourite -- Daniel Hahn Independent Best Children's Books for Christmas An engaging book for practically any age Spectator Hilarious but strangely profound Lady A complete triumph five stars, Ricochet A wonderfully funny story which asks many important questions and provides a wealth of clever answers -- Lilipuz Punchy, funny, brilliantly illustrated Forum Outstandingly funny... deals with the important questions about God and life, without forcing the reader too early to accept concrete answers WERTvolle Bucher I have rarely read such an impressive children's book which is as deliciously amusing Kids Very funny -- Eileen Battersby Irish Times It's rare to be able to laugh so much while reading a book based on such a serious biblical source Catholic Children's and YA Award Wonderfully funny, facetious, liberating and at the same time substantial... an unusually fun, thoughtful read for everyone! Kinderbuch-Couch Bloody marvellous -- Sam Leith Ably supported by illustrator and translator, Hub has a deft comic touch which charts an amusing way past the rooks of whimsy, and avoids the dead calm of portentousness Books for Keeps Extremely funny ... I can only heartily encourage you to read this [book, which] hides real delight and serious philosophizing in between its slim, sensational pages. Playing by the Book Hub manages to recreate the ancient tale with a hilarious twist and keen observations on friendship, how our decisions impact those around us, and of course, religion... Deserves to be read by everyone Library Mice Sweet and unusual... a touching, witty and thought-provoking story The School Librarian An astonishing book... one of a kind Jewish Chronicle Questions galore after eight...to make you laugh and think -- The Alligator's Mouth, Richmond 5 out of 5 stars -- LaChouett Definitely a book my helper and I would recommend, a story of sticking by your friends regardless of what lies ahead Tony's Reading List

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