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The lifeboat that saved the world

Author: Irving L Finkel; Dylan Giles
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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Based on his real-life work, here is Finkel's version of the ancient story of an ancient Babylonian man, Atra-hasis, as told through his son named Very-quick, when Atra-hasis is tasked with building a boat large enough to save all living things from a catastrophic flood. It is retold here in this fictionalized version of a flood recorded four thousand years before the Hebrew Bible story of Noah and the Ark that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Folklore
Juvenile works
Texts
Literature
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile literature
Texts Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving L Finkel; Dylan Giles
ISBN: 9780500651223 : 0500651221
OCLC Number: 975366038
Notes: "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Thames & Hudson, London."
Description: 102 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Background to the Story* 1. The Awful News * 2. The Gods Make a Decision * 3. To Build a Boat * 4. Family Conference * 5. Two of Every Kind * 6. Poor Atra-hasis * 7. The Waters Come * 8. The Boat Lands * Interlude * A Wanderer Comes * Following Atra-hasis's Instructions
Responsibility: Irving Finkel ; illustrated by Dylan Giles.

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The original account of a great flood-- forgotten for thousands of years until it was recently rediscovered and deciphered--is now retold for children  Read more...

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