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The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (Harcourt Brace Big Books)

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Publisher Comments:

The author and artist Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate her gorgeous picture book The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (1990). One day, a man exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forests residents, including a child from the Yanomamo tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how "all living things depend on one another" . . . and it works. Cherrys lovingly rendered colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the "wondrous and rare animals" evoke the lush rain forests, as well as stunning world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more fascinating creatures.

Awards: IRA Teachers Choice (1991), ABAs Pick of the Lists, Reading Rainbow Review Book, NSTA-CBC Outstanding Trade Book for Children

Synopsis:

Exhausted from his labors, a man chopping down a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rain forest puts down his ax, and, as he sleeps, the animals who live in the tree plead with him not to destroy their world.

About the Author

LYNNE CHERRY has devoted her life to sharing her concern about environmental issues with others. Her important children's books also include The Armadillo from Amarillo and two tales from the Amazon rain forest: The Great Kapok Tree and The Shaman's Apprentice. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152018184
Author:
Cherry, Lynne
Author:
Cherry
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology
Subject:
Science & Technology - Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Environmental Studies
Subject:
Rain forests
Subject:
Jungle animals
Subject:
Kapok.
Subject:
Jungle animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
Kapok -- Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment & Ecology
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Ecology
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Children s-Environmental Fiction
Edition Description:
Big Books
Series:
Harcourt Brace Big Books
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
22 x 18 in 2.22 lb
Children's Book Type:
Big
Age Level:
04-08

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