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THE MONKEY AND THE TURTLE
Described as "a Philippine tale," this story of a turtle who finds a banana tree in the river and a monkey who cheats her out of its fruit begins with a catchy folklore situation but ultimately trails This book is about a turtle who finds a banana tree but needs help carrying it up the bank so she finds a monkey to help her. The monkey agrees as long as he can have half of the tree. The monkey gets The Turtle and the Monkey. Paul Galdone. Written and illustrated in four colors by Paul Galdone, "this Philippine taleis told in a direct style which effectively allows Galdone's illustrations toconvey the emotional strife between the two characters".
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Monkey stood at the edge of the river and watched Turtle swimming against the torrent with a tree that he had caught in the flood: a young tree. Monkey, will you help me to drag it to the clearing and plant it? It will grow and there will be sweet bananas. Turtle pulled the tree by its heavy end — the roots and the trunk — across the ground. Monkey carried just a couple of green fronds from the top end of the tree.