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The Turtle and the Monkey (Philippine Tale)

by Joanna C. Galdone

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The turtle is fair in life, and the monkey only cares about himself. The turtle needs help and makes a deal with the monkey: if the monkey will help the turtle, the turtle will give him half of the benefits. The monkey agrees, but his greed ruins everything. In the end, the turtle outwits the monkey in order to survive.
  edwardcandler | Feb 10, 2017 |
This is an old story, but it teaches children a great lesson! ( )
  meotoole | Nov 17, 2009 |
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 top part of the tree and plants it. However, the turtle plants her tree and it grows bananas. She can't reach the bananas so she asks the monkey to get them. He eats most of them and doesn't give them to her so the turtle puts thorns and prickers so the monkey will step on them. The story ends with the monkey getting mad and throwing the turtle in the water. ( )
  cpage_07 | Oct 3, 2009 |
A bright colorful story about the competition between a monkey and a turtle. Monkey is always greedy and thinks he can get away with it. The turtle lets it all happen and shows patience with the monkey and always winds up coming out on top. A beautifully illustrated story that would benefit all children to read. ( )
  lwmasters | Sep 15, 2009 |
This book is about a turtle who sees part of a banana tree floating in the water. The turtle swam out to get it but he could not get it up onto the shore. He went to get turtle so he could help get it up on the land. They agreed to slpit it but then the monkey got greedy and said that he wanted to split it then, before they planted it. The Monkey took the top part and the turlte got the bottom part. The Monkey's died and the turtle's grew very nicely with a lot of bananas; however, the turtle could not reach them. Once again, the turtle asked the monkey to help. The monkey went to the top of the tree but them refused to give them turtle any of the bananas. The turtle got mad so he put thorns at the bottom of the tree so the monkey would step on them. The monkey then got mad and turned the turtle on to his back so he could not move. The turtle tricked the monkey and said whatever he did just please dont throw him in the water. The monkey thought that the turtle was afraid of the water so he threw him in but come to find out the water is where the turtle really lived.
  rlhopper | Sep 2, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395544254, Paperback)

Turtle needs Monkey's help in getting the banana tree out of the river, but she's sorry later when greedy Monkey demands more than his share of the fruit.

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Greedy Monkey makes every effort to cheat Turtle out of the bananas that rightfully belong to her.

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