Children's Literature - Marilyn CourtotEight-year-old Antonio lives on an extensive reserve in the Brazilian rain forest. This compelling story offers a detailed look into life in the rain forest. Young readers will learn about rubber tapping and the history of rubber, along with vital information on the importance of rain forests. Full-color photographs, glossary, resource list, and index.
Midwest Book ReviewAntonio's Rain Forest is an outstanding contribution to any school or community library collection on nature, ecology, and living in the Amazon rainforest for young readers. Beautiful photographs by Edward Parker showcase this picturebook adaptation of Anna Lewington's original text. Children are informed of the economic value and history of the rainforest and its rubber plantations as 8 year old Antonio Jose describes the life and work of his family who make a simple living from their surroundings. Portuguese words are provided with pronunciation guides. Highly recommended.
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