The Shaman's Apprentice: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

Lynne Cherry (Author) Mark J. Plotkin (Author)
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Description

For thousands of years, in the jungles of the Amazon, shamans have passed their wisdom of the medicinal values of rain forest plants from one generation to the next. The Shaman's Apprentice tells the story of a Tirio Indian boy who dreams of one day being the tribal shaman, and how he and his people learn the importance of their own knowledge about the healing properties of the rain forest.

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
April 01, 2001
Pages
36
Dimensions
9.04 X 0.13 X 11.02 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780152024864

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About the Author

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.
Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D., is an ethnobotanist and president of the Amazon Conservation Team, an environmental organization whose express goal is to conserve biodiversity, health, and culture in tropical America by working in partnership with the indigenous peoples there. He studied at Harvard and Yale and earned his Ph.D. from Tufts University. He received the San Diego Zoo Gold Medal for Conservation (1993) and in 2001 TIME magazine named him an Environmental
Hero for the Planet." In 2004 he was awarded the Roy Chapman Andrews Distinguished Explorer Award and in 2005 Smithsonian magazine hailed him as one of "35 Who Made a Difference." He is the author of several books including Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice and Medicine Quest: In Search of Nature's Healing Secrets.

Reviews

"Cherry's watercolors are filled with flora and fauna and reveal her appreciation for this environment and its people." -School Library Journal