Amazon Diary by Hudson Talbott

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The handwritten diary of a twelve-year-old boy offers readers a perspective on the Yanomami tribe that takes him in when his plane crashes, a story that follows such adventures as Alex's participation in the rescue of a kidnapped girl.

About Hudson Talbott

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HUDSON TALBOTT has illustrated many books for children, including O'Sullivan Stew: A Tale Cooked Up in Ireland, which he also wrote, and Leonardo's Horse. He divides his time between New York City and upstate New York. William Hackman is a freelance writer and editor who previously worked in the public relations office of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Mark Greenberg is editor in chief of Getty Publications.
Published October 9, 2012 by StarWalk Kids Media. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Subtitled ``The Jungle Adventures of Alex Winters,'' this is a slice of the fictitious life of sixth grader Alex Winters, who details his trip to the Amazon through a handwritten journal that includes his scribblings, snapshots, and drawings.

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PW praised the ""inventive"" design and graphics in this fact/fiction hybrid, presented as the journal of a 12-year-old stranded in the Amazon jungle among the Yanomami people.

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