The great kapok tree: a tale of the Amazon rain forest

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Publisher:
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
Pub. Date:
c1990.
Language:
English
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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 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 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

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ISBN:
015200520
9780758726513
9780152026141
9780152018184
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
590L
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Grouping Title great kapok tree a tale of the amazon rain forest
Grouping Author cherry lynne
Grouping Category book
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display_description 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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subject_facet Conservation of natural resources -- Fiction, Conservation of natural resources -- Juvenile fiction, Ecology -- Fiction, Ecology -- Juvenile fiction, Jungle animals -- Fiction, Jungle animals -- Juvenile fiction, Kapok -- Fiction, Kapok -- Juvenile fiction, Rain forests -- Fiction, Rain forests -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The great kapok tree : a tale of the Amazon rain forest
title_full The great kapok tree : a tale of the Amazon rain forest / by Lynne Cherry
title_short The great kapok tree :
title_sub a tale of the Amazon rain forest
topic_facet Conservation of natural resources, Ecology, Jungle animals, Kapok, Rain forests