Lots of rain on the East Coast this weekend, which made me want to share this stunning retelling of the great biblical flood.  Noah’s Ark by Linda Falken (Abrams Books for Young Readers, $17.95) tells the classic story Noah and the flood, and is accompanied by stunning illustrations by Marc Chagall, Gustave Courbet and Currier & Ives. All the illustrations come from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which collaborated in the publication. Insightful commentary provides readers with further information on the art. An ideal gift for rain-soaked pals, and a reminder that the sun will come out again soon.

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