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Yara’s Tawari Tree

Yara lives with her Mama in the lush Amazon jungle. She wants to rescue her beloved but increasingly besieged rainforest home. When Yara falls gravely ill, the forest returns the love and saves Yara’s life. 

Written in rhyme and featuring gorgeous watercolor illustrations by Joanna Pasek, this is the first volume in a new series showing children how all living things on our beautiful planet depend on one another. 


“A story with a good ecological message and vibrant paintings…”Kirkus Reviews 

“Yara’s Tawari Tree is a visual feast for the eyes and spirit…. it is the perfect opening for discussions on the environment…” 

Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite (five-star review)

“A delightful children’s book, to be treasured!”

Michael Rowland for TopShelf Reviews (five-star review)

“I really enjoyed reading this book…I liked the book’s message that nature should be cherished, and we must care for it…”

Literary Titan (five-star review)

“This is a truly wonderful story with absolutely remarkable artwork… It hits all the marks that an educator or parents would want!”

Briar’s Reviews (five-star review)

“This quality children’s book should be in every home, classroom and elementary school library. I highly, highly recommend it. It is a winner on every level.”

Storywraps (five-star review)