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

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By Lynne Cherry
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
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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 forests 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. Cherrys lovingly rendered colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the wondrous and rare animals evoke the lush rain forests, and the stunning endpapers feature world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more fascinating creatures.Awards: IRA Teachers Choice (1991), ABAs Pick of the Lists, Reading Rainbow Review Book, NSTACBC Outstanding Trade Book for ChildrenBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/13/2000Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

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922 words922 words
40 pages40 pages
Lexile 590LLexile 590L
Grade 1 to 4Grade 1 to 4
Age 6-9Age 6-9
Published 1990Published 1990

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