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Vanishing Cultures: Amazon Basin

Written and photographed by Jan Reynolds

Paperback: $10.95

Hardcover: $16.95

Six Pack: $65.70

Tuwenowa lives in the heart of the Amazon River Basin, home to the largest tropical rain forest in the world. For Yanomama people such as Tuwenowa and his family, the jungle provides everything they need — from thatching for their huts to the tropical fruits, animals, and fish they eat.

The rainforest is the birthplace of the centuries-old traditions of Yanomama culture. The people celebrate life with songs of thanks and mark death with special rituals. By learning these customs from his father, a tribal shaman, Tuwenowa hopes to uphold the Yanomama way of life as he grows up.

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About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Jan Reynolds - Author, Illustrator

is an award-winning author and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. All seven books in her Vanishing Cultures series of photo-essays for children were recognized as Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Reynolds is also an avid skier, mountain climber, and adventurer. She holds the world record for women's high altitude skiing, was part of the first expedition to circumnavigate Mount Everest, and performed a solo crossing of the Himalayas. Reynolds lives with her family in Stowe, Vermont.

About This Title

ISBN

Paperback: 9781600601255

Hardcover: 9781600601408

Six Pack: 9781600604881

Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
National Council for the Social Studies/ Children's Book Council

Guided Reading:

P

Lexile:

780L

Interest Level:

Grades K - 6

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3

Themes

Photographic Illustrations, Animal/Biodiversity/Plant Adaptations, Nature/Science, Nonfiction, Similarities and Differences, Responsibility, Native American Interest, Multiethnic interest, Home, Holidays/Traditions, Families, Environment/Nature, Cultural Diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Animals, Exploring Ecosystems, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Informational Text, Pride

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