Admired all over the world for his remarkable illustrations, Rien Poortvliet showcases his craftsmanship and love for the natural world in Noah's Ark. Poortvliet's distinct talent can be seen in both the exceptional variety of animals and the character with which they are portrayed, which have made this book a perennial favorite for readers young and old. Poortvliet tells the tale of Noah and his vision, offering a parallel, nonreligious allegory for those who may not appreciate the story in its original form. He speculates about the design of the Ark, how it might have been built, and how the animals-from zebras to foxes, snakes to rhinoceros-might have lived together aboard the boat.
Originally published in 1986 in a larger format (which is now in its fifth printing), Noah's Ark is being reissued in a new, smaller format. This new edition of an Abrams classic contains all of the exquisite illustrations of the original in a more accessible trim size, and at a reduced price. [via]