Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nora's Ark

We have many copies of the 20 books nominated for the 2009 Monarch Award and one you might enjoy is Nora's Ark, by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock with illustrations by Emily Arnold McCully. This picture book is based on the true story of the flood of 1927, the worst disaster in Vermont's history. In Nora's Ark, Grandma is the first to suspect the rain might last awhile so she bakes 27 loaves of bread. When it comes down in torrents, Grandpa decides to move Wren and Grandma Nora to higher ground in the new house he's been building. Eventually, that house on higher ground helped save the lives of 23 people, 3 horses, a cow, 5 pigs, 4 cats and 100 chickens. Nora's Ark is a wonderful story of bravery, compassion and neighbors helping neighbors.

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