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    Where the Forest Meets the Sea (Paperback) By (author) Jeannie Baker, Illustrated by Jeannie Baker

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    DescriptionWhen a young boy visits a tropical rain forest, he pretends it is a long time ago and that extinct and rare animals live in the forest, and aboriginal children play there. But how much longer will the rainforest remain, he wonders?


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    Title
    Where the Forest Meets the Sea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeannie Baker, Illustrated by Jeannie Baker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 206 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780744513059
    ISBN 10: 0744513057
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AG
    BIC E4L: F5+
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    Libri: B-131
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    LC classification: PR
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 5AG
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Walker Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Walker Books Ltd
    Publication date
    27 July 1989
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review text
    From Australia, a picture book illustrated with photographs of relief collages, ingeniously constructed from many materials (including clay and preserved natural materials such as leaves, sand, and shells) to create a realistic, tactile effect. The story is simple: a boy and his father explore a seaside tropical forest (Australia's Daintree Rainforest), the boy seeing present-day wildlife, imagining animals and aborigines of the past, and finally wondering whether a return visit will find this primeval area intact or overrun by development. The imaginary forms - whether of prehistoric creatures of the future's threatened litter - are intriguingly transparent and evanescent in contrast to the present's vivid solidity. Unusual and beautiful, this serves well its admitted purpose of provoking thought on the vexed question of preservation of natural areas; Baker's young narrator has well conveyed their majesty and wonder. (Kirkus Reviews)