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

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

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

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 in the text and in the lush paintings that portray the wildlife and vegetation of the area."-The Horn Book 9 X 11. Full-color illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152026141
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 47,703
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

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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Great Kapok Tree 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
TeacherTinaTS More than 1 year ago
This is a really great book to teach about conservation of the Rain Forest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
tchrreader More than 1 year ago
This is a great story with a touching message. I read this story to my class at school every year as well as my own children. The story of the earth, more specifically the rain forest and all of the living creatures who live there. A young man is in the rain forest and needs to work by chopping down the trees, as he rests he falls asleep and all of the creatures of the rain forest tell the young man their story and how the rain forest is their home. It is a realistic, touching story with a great message.
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Cerotiqua More than 1 year ago
My son is 5yrs old and and loves this story. He enjoys the different chatacter animals and the great pictures. The graphics are absolutely great. He even had his grandmother read it with him and she enjoyed it also. Great read for the imagination and reality.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember sitting with my grandmother reading this book...i was 5 then and now at 19 I love this book still. It made a deep impression on me as a this to your children; so that they may grow up to love and care for our earth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story takes place deep in the Amazon rainforest. In this story, the characters are a man, the animals of the rainforest and a kid from the Yanomami tribe. The theme of this story is to save the rainforest. In the beginning of the story, a man enters the rainforest to cut down the great kapok tree. He was lulled to sleep by the comfort of the forest. While he was sleeping he was visited by the creatures of the forest. They told him of the damages he would cause if he cut down the tree. Finally, a child from the Yanomami tribe comes and tells him to 'please look upon us with new eyes.' He awoke and saw the beauty of the forest, then he rose up and left leaving the axe behind. My opinion of this book was it was nice to read. I would recommend this book to others.