The Great Kapok Tree

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In this fantasy by Lynn Cherry, a man is trying to cut down a kapok tree in the Amazon rainforest.  After a while of cutting the hard wood, the man grew tired and falls asleep.  As he slept, several animals of the rainforest and a Yanomamo child whisper in his ear to convince the man of the importance of this tree in the fragile ecosystem.  (McGraw-Hill Imagine It!, 2008)

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