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

by Lynne Cherry


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    • Grades: K - 3
    • Ages: 5 - 8
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Short Summary
Author Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate this luminous children’s book about the importance of preserving our great trees.

Good For:
Powerful Lessons on the Interdependence of All Living Things, Lush Color Pencil and Watercolor Art, Reinforcing the Importance of Rain Forest Conservation

Topics and Themes:
Kapok Trees, Brazil, Plants and Animals, Yanomamo People, Forestry, Ecology, Environmental Protection

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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, causing him to abandon his wearisome and destructive task. Lynne Cherry’s lovingly rendered illustrations include stunning world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more fascinating creatures that most children have never seen.
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Product Details

    • Grades: K - 3
    • Ages: 5 - 8
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 9" x 11"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-590-98068-5