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Where the Forest Meets the Sea Hardcover – 1 Apr 1988

4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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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 (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 498,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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Each time the reader opens the book, there is something new and delightful to catch the eye. New Scientist --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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Format: Paperback
This is a pretty picture book with few words. It is basically a collection of pictures of collages based on an Australian rain forest. Although the pictures are pretty and very well constructed there is not really enough striking content in them to hold a child's attention for more than a couple of minutes. The suggestion that the large edition of the book is suitable for classroom use is somewhat limited by the absence of any accompanying notes explaining or discussing the books contents. Remember, the teacher is likely to be as unfamiliar with a rain forest as the children.
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Lovely book from childhood that we wanted to pass on to our nephew & nieces.

As described, hardback, good price, warned that delivery would be slow and it was but I knew it'd take a while to get here.

Very happy with product.
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