Author and Illustrator: Peter Spier
Current Publisher: Yearling (Random House)
Digital Publisher: Not Available
Reading Level: Ages 3 & Up
Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Finalists That Year:
- Muriel Feelings; Tom Feelings, ill. for Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book
- Jane Langton for The Fledgling
- Alice and Martin Provensen, ill. for A Peaceable Kingdom: The Shaker Abcedarius
- William Sleator; Blair Lent, ill. for The Angry Moon
- Rosemary Wells for Stanley and Rhoda
Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Winner That Year: Peter Spier for Noah's Ark
Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.
- In 1989, as part of the Stories to Remember series, Noah’s Ark was made into an animated short film voiced by James Earl Jones and with music by The Police drummer, Stewart Copeland.
- Peter Spier was also a finalist for Children’s Books, Nonfiction in 1981 for People.
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