The Fruit Chase of Jen and His Friends
26th October 2021
Written by Barbara (Age 7, Co. Cork)
Translated by 丁怡甄 鄭語瑄 林悅萱 沈子婷 詹子熙
Illustrated by 白宛玲 石佳儀 沈畇榕 楊喬恩 黃翊婷
Once upon a time there lived a little monkey called Jen. He lived with his mum and little brother. Jen loved to play with his friends from the jungle. They had a lot of adventures.
One day, Jen and his brother went to the pond to look for treasures, but they only found a few sticks and a shell. Just when they were going to leave Jen saw something. He began to shout, “Treasure, treasure, treasure!”
“That’s just fruit,” said Selvie the orangutan.
“It’s not ordinary fruit, it’s magic fruit,” replied Jen and he reached out to pick up the fruit when a bigger monkey caught it.
Then Jen realised that there were more monkeys.
“Chase them!” he shouted, and he and his friends ran after the three, big monkeys.
Soon they were all at the river. The big monkeys jumped over it.
Jen and his friends were too small to do that.
“What should we do?” asked Jen.
Then he decided to ask the hippos for help. He needed to give them grass.
“Hi hippos,” he said. “We have some grass for you.”
The hippos lifted up their heads and when Jen told them what they had to do they let the group to ride them. Soon Jen, Ara, Selvie, Harry and Boli where at the other side. Now the monkeys were up, on a very, very high rock that Jen and his friends could not climb.
Jen saw the giraffe and asked her for help. The giraffe reached up to monkeys and she got the fruit. They said thank you to giraffe and went back to the river, happy that they always can rely on animals in the jungle.
They shared the fruit and magic happened... they started to fly!