Noah's Cats and the Devil's Fire

Noah's Cats and the Devil's Fire

Arielle North Olson Barry Moser / Dec 07, 2019

Noah s Cats and the Devil s Fire Based on a Rumanian folktale this tale of a devil mouse hidden on Noah s ark follows the tiny rodent as he attempts to sink the ark and drown every creature aboard it

  • Title: Noah's Cats and the Devil's Fire
  • Author: Arielle North Olson Barry Moser
  • ISBN: 9780531059845
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Based on a Rumanian folktale, this tale of a devil mouse hidden on Noah s ark follows the tiny rodent as he attempts to sink the ark and drown every creature aboard it.

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    About "Arielle North Olson Barry Moser"

      • Arielle North Olson Barry Moser

        Arielle North Olson is an author of children s books.Arielle is the daughter of noted author Sterling North, who wrote Rascal She is also the niece of author, poet, and editor Jessica Nelson North She is one of the copyright owners of Sterling North s body of work She now has 3 children and 7 grandchildren, and is a resident of St Louis, Missouri.Arielle is from a multi generation literary family Arielle s great grandparents, James Hervey Nelson and Sarah Orelup Nelson, were Wisconsin pioneers In 1917, which would have been her great grandfather James Hervey Nelson s 100th birthday, three of her great uncles, including early missionary Justus Henry Nelson, wrote extended biographies about their parents and their pioneer farm life These writing efforts may have been a literary inspiration to both her father, Sterling, and her aunt, Jessica.


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    1. Copyright:1992Number of Pages: UnknownBook Format: HardcoverReading Level: Ages 6 & upGenre: Traditional Lit. Requirement: Traditional #1Summary:This is based on a Romanian legend about how the devil tried to board the ark and cause trouble to Noah, and how the cats saved the ark from sinking. It also gives the reason why cats eyes glow in the dark.Response:I love this story because it had cats in it. I love the pictures which were done in watercolors. The pictures are dark and gives a drear [...]


    2. Medieval view of Satan (horns, hooves, pointy tail), and some extra-biblical details. Noah is either a doofus or intentionally naive so as to spoil the devil's fun. Still, an entertaining fable about why cats' eyes glow today. The dark but richly colored illustrations set the mood well.Author's note: There is no devil aboard the biblical Noah's Ark (Genesis 6–8), but the devil is Noah's most troublesome passenger in this Rumanian folktale. Noah's Cats and the Devil's Fire grew out of a variati [...]


    3. Attribution of the story to a Romanian folktale is given on the front flap, but also is included in the summary on the title page verso. The author’s note cites written sources for the story as well. This is a story which I had never heard before. It explains why cats eyes glow in the dark and why their fur will give off sparks when they are petted. From the front cover to the last picture, the illustrations in this book are phenomenal; a little too scary for young children perhaps, but truly [...]


    4. A library patron complained that this book scared her 6-year old, so I read it. It does have some scary pictures. Really, it's parental responsibility to screen your kids' books.


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