The Great Kapok Tree

The Great Kapok Tree

A Tale Of The Amazon Rainforest

Book - 1990
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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

Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1990
ISBN: 9780152005207
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill., map


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MichellePoe Nov 09, 2019

BYL Level 0 Week 8

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week 8

Jun 10, 2018

Colorful, detailed pictures with many jungle animals. Respect the trees.

ArapahoeSteffen Sep 21, 2016

A must read for any rainforest unit or any environmentally conscious parent.

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