Most people know the biblical story of
Noah and his ark, and how he saved a bunch of animals from a huge flood. However, not many people know the story of what happened to
the other animals that were unexpectedly left behind in the stormy weather.
Among them were Mrs. Ozzy, an Ostrich of action! A well-meaning
Elephant named, Elsie. A philosophizing Rat named Matt. An anxious
Giraffe named, Gerald. Froggy, the hypochondriac Frog. Peggy the Parrot, and
Bonzo the hungry Bear!
As the skies darkened this band of loners
watched Noah’s Ark sail away,
realized their need to come together and build another Ark with room for
everyone, big or small! Noah’s Ark II!
LINE LEONHARDT is a writer and teacher. ‘Noah’s Ark II’
is her debut children’s book.
Original text by Line Leonhardt
Illustrations by Palle Schmidt
Translation by Palle Schmidt &