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One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest
One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest
Author: Jean Craighead George
Today is doomsday for a young Venezuelan Indian boy's beloved rain forest and its animal life—unless he and a visiting naturalist can save it. "George makes drama large and small out of the minute-by-minute events in an ecosystem . . . gripping ecological theater." —C. "An example of nonfiction writing at its best." —SLJ. Notabl...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780064420167
ISBN-10: 0064420167
Publication Date: 9/30/1995
Pages: 64
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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This book is really exciting it's not only a story it gives accurate information on nature to create a vivid image. This story has very creative writing and i enjoyed reading it very much.
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This combines lyrical storytelling and expert nature writing to create a vivid, accurate introduction to rain forest ecology-and the moving story of one boy's struggle to preserve it.
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From Publishers Weekly
It takes a few pages to catch the rhythm of naturalist George's new book, but once readers do, they'll find themselves drawn in. Set on the banks of the Orinoco River, the fictionalized tale chronicles the efforts of Tepui, an Indian boy, to help a group of scientists find a new species of butterfly, thereby saving the Venezuelan rain forest from being bulldozed into oblivion. The tension created by this literary device--which in the hands of a less skillful writer could have appeared contrived--adds considerable impact to this timely, well-wrought work. George imparts an amazing amount of information about these fast-disappearing tracts of land as she carefully describes the delicate ecological balance of exotic flora and fauna--from flesh-eating army ants to the vast colonies of butterflies that flutter high above the canopy of trees. Children will come away from this book not only with a satisfying story, but more importantly, with a clear understanding of why these areas are worth preserving. Ages 9 - 12.

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