One dark night, a boy named Very-quick
overhears a conversation between his father
and a mysterious voice:
‘Build a boat … and save life!’
With a thudding heart, Very-quick listens on
and discovers that the world will soon be destroyed
by a devastating flood. And it is up to his father
to come to the rescue…
From the best-selling author of The Ark Before Noah comes this ancient story of a man tasked with building a boat large enough to save all living things from a catastrophic flood.
The story was inscribed on clay tablets over four thousand years ago, long before it was written down in the Hebrew Bible as the story of Noah and the Ark. It is retold here from a young boy’s perspective by Irving Finkel, the curator in charge of the collection of cuneiform clay tablets held at the British Museum in London, and who vividly brings ancient Mesopotamia to life.