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The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
Contributor(s): Cherry, Lynne (Author)

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ISBN: 0152026142     ISBN-13: 9780152026141
Publisher: Voyager Paperbacks
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2000

Annotation: In 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--the many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Science & Nature - Environment
Dewey: E
LCCN: 8902208
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Lexile Measure: 590(Not Available)
Guided Reading: R (Grade 4)
Series: Rise and Shine
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 8.9" W x 10.7" (0.45 lbs) 40 pages
- Holiday - Earth Day
- Topical - Ecology
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/10/2000 pg. 101
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6216
Reading Level: 3.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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.

Contributor Bio(s): Cherry, Lynne: - 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.
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