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The Vanishing Rainforest [Paperback]

Richard Platt , Rupert van Wyk
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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1 Mar 2007
Why is the Brazilian rainforest vanishing so fast? And why is it essential not only to the people and animals within it, but to the whole world? This story, seen through the eyes of a child called Remaema, describes how the Yanomami tribe are battling against potential developers. Can a solution be found that will protect the forest and allow the tribe to continue living as they always have done, while benefiting from limited development? Richard Platt's dramatic approach and Rupert van Wyk's masterly illustrations, accompanied by an information spread, offer an exciting perspective on a controversial and topical subject.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; New Ed edition (1 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711221707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711221703
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 26.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The important issue of saving the rainforest is highlighted and this is a good book for starting a discussion about the rainforest, its development or the people who live there. (www.writeaway.org.uk)

A brilliant way to teach children from an early age how important the rainforest is. (Headteacher Update)

About the Author

Richard Platt is a renowned non-fiction writer, whose previous titles include Pirate Diary which won the 2002 Kate Greenaway Medal.

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Rupert van Wyk trained as an artist and after getting a BA in Illustration went on to study fresco techniques in Italy. His work has appeared in books, magazines and newspaers. He divides his time between Ravenna and London.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story, beautifully illustrated. 3 Jun 2009
Format:Paperback
Bought this book to use with a Year 4 class, to support the teaching of deforestation. The story is interesting, with beautiful pictures that the children loved. The language and flow of the story was confusing at times and the story was quite long to be told in one sitting. It worked best when used in chunks with some drama activities to explore the characters and situations more. I'd recommend it overall!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
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Item as described and arrived quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource. 5 Jun 2014
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It was absolutely perfect to initiate an impassioned debate about saving the Amazon Rainforest.It was perfect, Thank you very much!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good illustrations 12 May 2014
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A good book to support crosscurricular literacy based on the topic The Rainforest. Excellent illustrations. Children enjoyed the book .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Used for teaching 10 May 2014
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This story was perfect for what I needed. It's a lovely story with some clear messages that were good to discuss with the children.
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