The Ark, the Reed and the Firecloud (#01 in Amazing Tales Of Max & Liz Series)
2009 Winner of the Readers Favorite Award Max, a Scottish terrier, takes his usual morning trot down to the loch where he hears a mysterious Voice humming in the reeds saying, "Come to Me....follow the fire cloud." He embarks...
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2009 Winner of the Readers Favorite Award
Max, a Scottish terrier, takes his usual morning trot down to the loch where he hears a mysterious Voice humming in the reeds saying, "Come to Me....follow the fire cloud." He embarks on an unknown journey from Scotland, meeting other animals along the way including Liz, a brilliant, petite black cat from France. Max and Liz become the brave leaders for their group, and eventually, for the entire ark. The mysterious journey, filled with danger, humor, trials, and triumphs, leads them across Europe to the Middle East. The moment of arrival for these animals is spectacular as the ark is miraculously transformed into the animals' natural habitats.
Throughout the prior one hundred years, Noah and family have to endure ridicule from villagers while building the ark. Now this family must painfully witness the loss of lives and total destruction of the earth through the mighty flood.
After the journey to the ark, the voyage in the ark begins. Liz finds ways to keep the animals occupied, including daily exercise led by the flamingos and talent night where the animals entertain each other with their natural abilities. BUT a sinister plot develops. Someone is out to kill Noah and his family. Liz follows clues that lead her to discover a stowaway who has deceived them all. Max and Liz foil the plot, but at a high price. The end climaxes with unexpected twists and turns, taking the reader from despair to hope.
The book targets the 8-12 age market, but like The Chronicles of Narnia and Dragons in Our Midst, readership is for all ages. Children, teens, and adults have read the working draft with positive feedback.
"It is the coolest animal adventure I ever heard. Your book is neat and has tons of adventure."
- Maya (3rd grade)
"I really enjoyed your characters. I like Max. You'll probably win a giant award!"
- Emelia (3rd grade)
"This is a book I'll read over and over!"
"This book is good and funny, so people would like it cause it teaches us about God."
"This book is magical!"
- Janice, 70 "
A surreal adventure through time. I felt like I was another passenger on the voyage! I was engulfed in the story and couldn't wait for the next page."
- Casey, 45
Max the dog and Liz the cat become the brave leaders of a group of animals called to journey to the Ark.
A magical adventure of animals traveling worldwide to Noah's ark and their year spent aboard where heroes Max and Liz foil a plot by a third stowaway snake to finish off the human race by wiping out Noah's family.
Jenny Cote developed an early passion for God, history, and young people, and beautifully blends these passions together in her latest book. Her first book, Now I Sea!, is an inspirational book of sea stories and spiritual reflections. Jenny's education and career have focused on strategic planning and marketing in healthcare and church work. She now writes full time and lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband Casey, and son Alex. She is active in student ministry at Dunwoody Baptist Church.