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Why is the Brazilian rainforest vanishing so fast? And why is it essential not only to the people and animals within it, but to the whole world? Can anything be done to save it?... Read more
Why is the Brazilian rainforest vanishing so fast? And why is it essential not only to the people and animals within it, but to the whole world? Can anything be done to save it? This story, seen through the eyes of a child called Remaema, describes how the Yanomami tribe are battling against potential developers. Can a solution be found that will protect the forest and allow the tribe to continue living as they always have done, while benefiting from limited development? This picture book offers an exciting perspective on a controversial and topical subject.
The Vanishing Rainforest Paperback edition by Richard Platt
Richard Platt is a renowned non-fiction writer, whose previous titles include Pirate Diary which won the 2002 Kate Greenaway Medal.
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Rupert van Wyk trained as an artist and after getting a BA in Illustration went on to study fresco techniques in Italy. His work has appeared in books, magazines and newspaers. He divides his time between Ravenna and London.
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Set in diary format, tells the story of Iliona, a Greek girl who is sold into slavery to a Roman senator and describes the daily life, war, entertainment, and government of Rome while hoping to be reunited with her brother.
Take a close-up look at the colorful--and cruel--robbers of the sea. Learn who devised the terrifying Jolly Roger, how a surprisingly disciplined life was maintained aboard pirate ships, and what cunning ruses pirates used to lure merchants to their doom.
How did the Allies plan and execute the most massive and daring invasion in military history? Read all about it in the DK Reader that explains in thrilling detail how the Nazis were defeated on the beaches of France....
Did you know that the world's largest pumpkin weighed more than 14 adults? Or that during the Day of the Dead in Mexico, people picnic in graveyards? This book lets you join in on a halloween adventure to discover fun facts about trick or treating, dressing up, celebrations around the world and the history of Halloween.
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