The Love of the Forest

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The Love of the Forest

A Brazilian Story by Aline Brasil


The sun rises above the Amazon rainforest and the huge, evergreen trees allow rays of light to pass between their leaves and paint the forest floor in dappled shadows.  In one of the taller trees, little monkey Dora is waking up.  Dora is a pretty little monkey with brown hair and a long tail.  She wishes that she could sleep some more, but there is no time to lose.  Today is the day of the big party. 
Monkeys will come from far and wide to attend the party, even from neighbouring countries such as Peru and Bolivia.  The big party, held in the Brazilian part of the Amazon Rainforest, is always a very big success.  There is music and dancing, and