December 14, 2008

Review: The Ark, the Reed & the Fire Cloud by Jenny L. Cote

Max & Liz Website

When Scottish terrier, Max hears a voice coming from the grassy reed he has no choice but to begin his journey by following the fire cloud. Along the way he meets other animals who also head the Maker’s voice summoning them to follow. Among these animals is a petite black cat from France named Liz. Together they lead the group to their destination, Noah’s Ark.

During their stay on the ark Max and Liz interact with the other animals and when trouble starts brewing they uncover a plot to murder Noah and his family and heroically save the day

I enjoyed the adventures of the group (especially those of the big scaredy cat Al) and loved the story of their time on the ark. The portions that cover Noah’s family and the lives lost in the destruction of the flood are heart breaking and thought provoking. I recommend this story as a family read for the children ages 7-12.

More Amazing Tales of Max & Liz to Follow:
  • Book Two: The Dreamer, The Schemer, and The Robe
  • Book Three: The Prince, The Plagues and The Promise
  • Book Four: The Voice, The Revolution and The Jewel


    Ladytink_534 said...

    Sounds neat! I'm a sucker for any story about animals :o)