Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Where the Forest Meets the Sea Hardcover – Apr 1988


See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, Apr 1988
£1.55
Audio Cassette
"Please retry"
£113.56

Trade In Promotion

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (April 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688063632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688063634
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 403,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Amazon Review

In this prize-winning tale, a young Australian boy's father takes him by boat to a tropical rainforest. The boy explores, musing about the nature of the forest, its history and future until it's time to go eat the fish his father has caught and cooked.

Stunningly illustrated with Baker's gorgeously colourful and textured collages, and featuring a rainforest modelled on a real wilderness in North Queensland, Where the Forest Meets the Sea is sure to stimulate thought and debate, and encourage even the youngest reader to develop an interest in the environment. Particularly good for the classroom. (Ages 4 to 8)--Lisa Gee

A Big Book edition is also available. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
My father knows a place we can only reach by boat. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By frog@jillianjane63.fsnet.co.uk on 9 Jan. 2002
Format: Paperback
I and the children in my class (7 year-olds) found this book stimulating and stunningly presented. The children were convinced that the pictures were photographs, and had great fun spotting the "ghosts". The book led to lots of discussion of environments throughout the world, and could be used as a starting point for artwork.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lewiscarrollnut on 14 April 2008
Format: Paperback
I got the Big Book of this title, for use in schools. However it is just for 2 little brothers. They love it. They are fascinated and intrigued by all the detail and can look at it for hours. Parents also love it. In fact, it's a real eye catcher of a book with beautiful vibrant colours. I think I agree with another reviewer who says that the big book ought to have teacher's notes though. However, this did not spoil my enjoyment of it.
I do highly recommend all books by this artist.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Fogg on 8 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
The immediate simplicity of this books only serves to understate its true beauty and magic.
The story itself is thought provoking and the artistry is truly amazing and beautiful.
Each page encourages a child to ignite its imagination - from crocodiles on the beach, through aboriginal children playing in the rain forest to dinosaurs roaming beneath the canopy - and who is that mystical tribes person?

It ends with imagining the future impact of man.

Evidently this is not a single resource with which to explore the subject. Wider research will be required for that. I cannot, however, imagine a more stimulating entry in to the subject of conservation than this.

It surely deserves every award available.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Collins on 12 Oct. 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great resource for geography at primary school. The superimposed pictures of hotels over the rainforest are a great discussion point on human effect
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Y on 5 May 2012
Format: Paperback
Used as a literacy link to our Yr2 Brazil topic - the link being the rainforest. Used for descriptive writing, comprehension & hot seating. Children loved the story and gained an understanding that there were other rainforests in the world. Equally learning how precarious this amazing environment has now become. Definitely recommend. Looking forward to using another Jeannie Baker book for our Significant Author focus.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Howard on 8 Jun. 2010
Format: Paperback
Brilliant picture book for young children. All the pictures seem to be made from collage.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Matthews on 4 Nov. 2006
Format: Paperback
All of these books are fantastic. An English teacher friend introduced me to them. Books without words? I orginally thought but once I read one I was ana ddict. I showed them to my 3 young daughters and we spent hours discussign the various details in the pictures. Now whenever a baby is born you can guess what they receive the following Christmas!

Please please try these books - bet you'll be an addict too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Joanne Nicholas on 30 Jun. 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Used this with a KS2 class and the message really shone through. The children enjoyed looking at the pictures and writing their own versions. A great book about rainforests
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback