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

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Exhausted from his labors, a man chopping down a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rain forest puts down his ax, and, as he sleeps, the animals who live in the tree plead with him not to destroy their world. "This modern fable with its urgent message contains an abundance of information."--The Horn Book
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Product details

  • Hardback | 36 pages
  • 235 x 286 x 13mm | 431g
  • Harcourt Publishers Group (Australia) Pty.Ltd
  • Marrickville, Australia
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 015200520X
  • 9780152005207
  • 166,441

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Review quote

"Exceptionally colorful, bright and full of life. . . . Effectively makes specific the larger story of endangered rain forests by taking the problem one creature at a time."--People
"Spectacular."--School Library Journal "This modern fable with its urgent message contains an abundance of information."--The Horn Book Exceptionally colorful, bright and full of life....Effectively makes specific the larger story of endangered rain forests by taking the problem one creature at a time.--People.
"Spectacular."--School Library Journal
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About Lynne Cherry

LYNNE CHERRY has devoted her life to sharing her concern about environmental issues with others. Her important children's books also include The Armadillo from Amarillo and two tales from the Amazon rain forest: The Great Kapok Tree and The Shaman's Apprentice. She lives in Washington, D.C.
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Rating details

4,940 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
5 50% (2,484)
4 29% (1,420)
3 17% (834)
2 3% (163)
1 1% (39)
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