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Where the Forest Meets the Sea (Big Books) [Paperback]

Jeannie Baker
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2 Feb 1998 Big Books
A young boy visits a tropical rainforest in Queensland, Australia. My father says there has been a forest here for over a million years, he tells us, and we follow him through the ancient forest as he makes believe it is a time long ago. But how much longer will the forest remain, he wonders?

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (2 Feb 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744563011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744563016
  • Product Dimensions: 34.5 x 45.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 184,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This Big Book edition is particularly good for the classroom and for sharing with groups of children.

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. (Ages 4 to 8)--Lisa Gee

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4.0 out of 5 stars A thoughtful and stimulating book 9 Jan 2002
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Book even better 14 April 2008
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great geography resource 12 Oct 2008
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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
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great teaching resource 5 May 2012
By Mrs Y
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where the forest meets the sea 8 Jun 2010
Brilliant picture book for young children. All the pictures seem to be made from collage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By J. Fogg
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book 4 Nov 2006
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.
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