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Great book for kids and adults
, April 11, 2009
I have read many historical fiction books, however, this book stands out for me in a number of different ways. The author sticks to the scriptures and the bible timeline. I was very interested in the fact that Shem was alive during that time period, and if you do a timeline using Genesis, you will see that is very possible. Having an eye witness to the flood is a very powerful statement to consider, making the flood a more realistic happening.
I have always read the story of the fall of Babylon with big question marks on how it would look like with everyone speaking different tongues, Ms Slattery has painted a description of what that would look like, and how the families would then migrate out to form their own societies.
I believe this is a very good book for children and adults alike.