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The Great Kapok Tree

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Awards

ABA's Pick of the Lists
Charlotte Award [New York]
IRA Teachers' Choice
NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children
Reading Rainbow Review Book

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This inspired look at what the Kapok tree means to the creatures that live in it — and what rain forests mean to the world's ecology — was at the forefront of the ecological movement ten years ago and continues to resonate profoundly with children everywhere.

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.

Synopsis:

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

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:
9780152026141
Author:
Cherry, Lynne
Publisher:
Voyager Paperbacks
Editor:
Cherry, Lynn
Author:
Halverson, Deborah
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Rain forests
Subject:
Jungle animals
Subject:
Amazon river
Subject:
Kapok.
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Science & Technology / Environmental Science & Technology Ecology
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment & Ecology
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Ecology
Subject:
Children s-Environmental Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
6868
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 0.45 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Voyager Books - English 9780152026141 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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

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