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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Unlike other recent books about the rain forest, this one focuses on the people who live successfully and undemandingly in our planet's richest--and most endangered--habitat. ``The environment is their grocery store, pharmacy, clothes store, hardware store and pet shop. The necessities are available all the time and don't cost money.'' The clear, straightforward text takes readers out of their contemporary surroundings and gently connects them to the rich lives of Amazon children who paint their faces, fish to feed their families, care for pets, weave baskets and gain an astonishing knowledge of their environment. Youngsters will identify with some bits of rain-forest culture (the yucca root, which tastes like French fries) and recoil at others (the traditional masato drink, made when Ashaninca women and children ``chew a vegetable called manioc, then spit it into pots and mix it with yams, turning it purple''). A bold, magazine-style layout with large photographs energizes the sometimes textbookish language. Three type sizes divide information into strands (headlines, main texts and photo captions), thus broadening the degree of sophistication and age interest. Ages 8-12. ( Apr . )
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Gr 4 Up-- A wowie! zowie! knockout presentation that features breathtaking, full-color photographs. The unauthored text is basically extended captions and explanatory statements of the loosely organized photos. Readers and browsers will repeatedly return with renewed amazement and not tire of doing so. The underlying philosophical statement in this limited treatment of the vast Amazon basin and its plants, animals, people, and water wonders is that this area is a world jewel as it is and as it has been, and its survival is essential for our planet. --George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671770716
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1992
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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