Judy Allen


Illustrated by John Butler

“Karik has to perform a secret task: he must go deep into the rainforest for three days and nights and return with the most valuable and beautiful thing of all. Only then will he be regarded as a man by his tribe and allowed to wear the painted tribal markings. His search brings him to sad and horrible things, and also to wonderful and glorious things – but how can he choose just one thing, how can he decide which is the best of all?”

Currently out of pring. Re-issue under consideration.

Paperback Publisher (UK): Walker Books ISBN:  

Rainforest was short-listed for the BP Conservation Book Prize