The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

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A modern fable with an urgent message for young environmentalists.

Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate this gorgeous picture book about a man who exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forest's 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. Cherry's lovingly rendered colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the "wondrous and rare animals" evoke the lush rain forests. Features stunning world maps bordered by detailed illustrations of fascinating rainforest creatures. An IRA Teacher's Choice (1991), ABA's Pick of the Lists, Reading Rainbow Review Book, NSTA-CBC Outstanding Trade Book for Children.

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Voyager Paperbacks
Published: 03/06/2000
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 10.70h x 8.90w x 0.20d
ISBN: 9780152026141
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 6216 / Great Kapok Tree


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/10/2000 pg. 101

About the Author
Lynne Cherry has devoted her life to sharing her concern about environmental issues with others. She lives in Washington, D.C