The Definitive Guide to

The Great Kapok Tree

Written & illustrated by Lynne Cherry
4.0 / 7.0
- Bookroo Rating
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
Add to list
Prices as of Oct 25
Retail Price
used $1.21
Jan 1, 1990
Publication Date
Target Age

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

What Kind of Book is The Great Kapok Tree

Quotes from This Book

  • “A jaguar had been sleeping along a branch in the middle of the tree. Because his spotted coat blended into the dappled light and shadows of the understory, no one had noticed him.”
  • “The man looked about and saw the sun streaming through the canopy. Spots of bright light glowed like jewels amidst the dark green forest. Strange and beautiful plants seemed to dangle in the air, suspended from the great Kapok tree.”

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
4.0 / 7.0

Book Lists That Include The Great Kapok Tree

Book Topics › the environment
Children's Books About The Environment
Book Topics › jungle animals
Children's Books About Jungle Animals
Book Topics › fiction
Children's Books About Fiction
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote The Great Kapok Tree

author & illustrator
Lynne Cherry

LYNNE CHERRY has devoted her life to sharing her concern about environmental issues with others. Her important children’s books also include The Armadillo from Amarillo and two tales from the Amazon rain forest: The Great Kapok Tree and The Shaman’s Apprentice. She lives in Washington, D.C.

View Author

What Has Lynne Cherry Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Lynne know that you want more details about The Great Kapok Tree!

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked The Great Kapok Tree

Book Details

Publication Date:
January 1, 1990
Illustration Details:
The illustrations in this book were done in watercolors, colored pencils, and Dr. marin's Watercolors on Strathmore 400 watercolor paper.
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
Lexile® Level:
Scholastic Level:
ATOS® Book Level:
Accelerated Reader® Points:
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:

Contribute to this page

Core Score - 85%
So, SO close to perfection!
Depth Score - 21%
Just the barebones.
Improve this page
Are you the author or illustrator? Claim this page.
Top Contributors