For 40 days and 40 nights rain poured from the heavens, enveloping the world. Only Noah had been warned by God of the great flood, and only Noah could save life on earth. God sends forty days and forty nights of rain to sweep away wicked humanity. Noah and his family, however, are good people, so God warns them of the flood. He instructs Noah to build an ark so his family and two of every kind of animal can be saved and continue life on earth. This powerful story of salvation has fascinated people of all ages for centuries. Now, four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney captures all the courage, drama, and beauty of this ancient parable in rich, glorious paintings. Full of sensitive detail and emotion, his art brings new life and meaning to an important message of peace. This elegant edition of Noah's Ark promises to give readers strength and hope for many years to come.