Ultimate Field Trip #1: Adventures In The Amazon Rain Forest

Ultimate Field Trip #1: Adventures In The Amazon Rain Forest

by Susan E. Goodman, Michael J. Doolittle
     
 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on the Ultimate Field Trip?
Join this group of seventh- and eighth-graders on their amazing journey into the Amazonian rain forest. First they paddled canoes down the longest river in the world, the Amazon, and camped in the rain forests of Peru. During their two-week odyssey they met local school

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on the Ultimate Field Trip?
Join this group of seventh- and eighth-graders on their amazing journey into the Amazonian rain forest. First they paddled canoes down the longest river in the world, the Amazon, and camped in the rain forests of Peru. During their two-week odyssey they met local school children and bartered with the Amazonian Indians. They learned to live in the wilderness, swinging on vines and sipping from coconuts. And most important, they discovered that there are no easy answers to the problems facing the rain forest.
This vivid account, captured in extraordinary photographs, provides remarkable insight into an endangered world that is unfamiliar to many, yet essential to all.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Hepler
A group of middle schoolers--ecotourists from western Michigan--are followed on a week-long trip to the rainforests of Peru. There they explore bio-diversity, interact with tribesmen and school children, trade with the Yaguas, and visit the marketplace where they buy a baby sloth in hopes of returning it to the wild. But then they discover that without its mother it can't survive, and people might continue to try to sell cute baby animals to tourists. "Be careful of the message you send with your dollars," they hear--a worthwhile and unusual message in books for this age. Responsible tourism, rainforest diversity, the tacit message of adventure and taking risks, plus winning photography make this appealing to upper elementary grades. The pictures and text are enlivened with quotes from the children and their journals. A useful read-aloud for elementary children studying the rainforest and a good introduction to the "Ultimate Field Trip" series. 1999 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689828706
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Ultimate Field Trip Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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