A beating heart. A talking tree. The rain forest. Love. Mysticism. Harvest. And above all, chocolate.
Left stranded in the Amazon jungle when their plane crashes on their way back to England from Manaus, Brazil, four children struggle to survive for days until one of them finds a map that leads them to a ruined city and a secret hidden among the vines.
Part science, part carnival–this winding adventure down the Amazon River with award-winning author Sy Montgomery and photographer Keith Ellenbogen explores how tiny fish, called piabas, can help preserve not only the rainforest and it’s often misunderstood inhabitants, but the fate of our entire environment.
Kamanya believes in the shaman’s wisdom about the healing properties of plants found in the Amazon rain forest and hopes one day to be a healer for his people.
Although the other animals also feel threatened by the encroachment of humans, only Rundi and Coati journey north in search of a safer place to live.
In the lush rainforest of the Iguazú National Park, toucans and butterflies flit through the trees while sleek jaguars prowl the jungle floor. Dazzling waterfalls provide a thunderous backdrop while great dusky swifts keep watch overhead. In this magical journey through one of the wonders of the natural world, renowned poet Francisco X. Alarcón follows the Amerindian oral tradition, allowing the animals to speak for themselves in their own roaring, soaring, fluttering voices. Maya Christina Gonzalez’s glorious mixed media illustrations bring the vibrant colors and textures of the rainforest to life.
Presents comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, peoples, and environmental issues of the Amazon Rain Forest.