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Great Kapok Tree : A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (School And Library) (Lynne Cherry)

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The author and artist Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate her gorgeous picture bookThe 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 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, as well as stunning world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more fascinating creatures.

Awards: IRA Teacher’s Choice (1991), ABA’s Pick of the Lists, Reading Rainbow Review Book, NSTA-CBC Outstanding Trade Book for Children

Exhausted by his efforts to chop down a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest, a man falls asleep under the tree, and the creatures living in the tree come out to plead with him not to destroy their home
Number of Pages: 36.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Ecology
Format: Library
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Lynne Cherry
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 1990
TCIN: 11456352
UPC: 9780152005207
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-9299

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