詹恩與朋友們的水果追逐戰

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

很久以前,有一隻小猴子叫詹恩。他和他的媽媽及弟弟生活在一起。詹恩很喜歡在叢林裡和朋友們一起玩。他們一起經歷了很多冒險。

 

有一天,詹恩和他的弟弟來到池塘邊想尋找寶藏,但他們只找到了幾根樹枝和一個貝殼。在他們準備離開時,詹恩好像看到了什麼,就開始大喊:「寶藏,寶藏,有寶藏!」

 

「那只是水果。」紅毛猩猩塞爾維回答。

 

「這不是普通的水果,這是擁有魔法的水果。」詹恩回答後,伸手摘水果。突然!出現了一隻更大的猴子搶走了那顆魔法水果。

 

詹恩這下才知道這裡還有其他猴群。

 

「我們追上去!」他大喊。於是,詹恩和他的朋友們追向那三隻大猴子。

 

小猴子們一路追到了河邊,眼看大猴子們輕輕鬆鬆地跳過河流。

 

詹恩和他的朋友們沒辦法過河,因為他們的體型太小了。

 

「我們應該怎麼辦呢?」詹恩問。

 

詹恩決定向在河邊的河馬們求救,並且準備了一些草。

 

「你好,河馬!」詹恩說。「我們有一些草要送給你。」

 

河馬們從河裡抬起頭,答應了詹恩的要求,並讓詹恩和朋友們騎在他們的背上。有了河馬的幫助,詹恩、阿蕾、塞爾維、哈利和波莉很快就到了河的另一邊。過河後,小猴子們停了下來,因為眼前有一顆巨大無比的石頭。

 

詹恩看到了石頭邊的長頸鹿,又向她求助。當長頸鹿好心地幫助猴子們翻越過石頭,他們竟發現石頭的另一邊有好多的魔法水果。

 

猴子們向長頸鹿道了謝,然後回到河邊。詹恩和朋友們覺得很高興,因為在叢林裡還是可以得到很多動物的幫助。

 

後來,詹恩和朋友們一起享用了魔法水果。奇蹟發生了……他們居然飛起來了!

​(Original Text)

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!