The Great Kapok Tree

The Great Kapok Tree A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

Paperback (04 May 2000) | English

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Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9780152026141
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 4955
Weight: 196g
Height: 271mm
Width: 279mm
Spine width: 2mm