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Alexander the Salamander A World Adventurers for Kids Story
by M.G. and Alex Edwards Copyright 2011 Brilliance Press E-book Edition
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Lunch with Anthony 11. Monkeying Around with Manny 7. Percy Nibbles 9. Terry the Tarantula 3. Into the Jungle 5. To the Rescue -2- .Table of Contents 1. Alexander of Rio Cove 2. The Jungle Gym 4. Army Ants Marching 8. Squawking with Molly and Polly 6. A Dangerous Swamp 10.
Alexander of Rio Cove Alexander is a salamander.1. his brother Ander. He lives with his dad Sal. He lives in “Rio Cove” on the banks of the Amazon River in the heart of the jungle. -3- . his mom Sally. They live near the beach on the edge of a great big rainforest. and his sister Mandy.
He is happy to see all his friends again after a long summer vacation. Mr. His teacher is Mrs. Marty the Millipede. Lily. Alexander also has classes with Mr. Uncle the Ant and Mr. -4- . She is a frog.Today is the first day of school. Alexander really likes school. Marty teaches math. Uncle teaches computers and Mr.
Terry the Tarantula Alexander sees a new creature sitting in the classroom. “Hello. Who is he? Is he friendly? Alexander smiles at the tarantula and says. “Hello! I'm Terry the Tarantula.” -5- .2. It's a tarantula! Alexander is curious about him. I just moved to Rio Cove with my family. how are you? What's your name?” The creature smiles and says.
” “Yes. -6- . They go outside to play during recess. Nice to meet you! I can show you around the cove if you'd like.“I’m Alexander. please. That would be great!” Terry says.
3. The Jungle Gym Students play on the jungle gym and swing in the trees. jump over water puddles. and crawl on the ground. swooping down from above. “Watch this!” Airey says as she lands next to Alexander and Terry. They all laugh and play together happily. Alexander’s friend Airey the Butterfly flies high overhead. They slide down tree trunks. -7- .
” -8- .” Alexander says. We will be right back. “It’s a little scary. We’re not supposed to go there. Into the Jungle “What’s that?” asks Terry.4. It leads away from the cove into the forest. pointing a front leg toward a path.” “Let’s go see it!” Terry says. “That’s the jungle. “We won’t go far. Airey adds.
At first they are afraid to explore it. Soon they are surrounded by green trees with big brown branches and roots. the rainforest grows thicker.Alexander and Airey follow Terry into the jungle. They see many plants with colorful flowers and new and different creatures. but soon they wonder what they will find. -9- . As they continue down the path.
“Who are you?” “I’m Molly!” says the macaw. Squawking with Molly and Polly “Awk! What are you doing here?” squawks a loud voice from above in the trees.5. Alexander. Airey. and Terry look up and see two birds watching them. -10- .
“We wanted to see what's in the jungle. “Awk! What are you doing in the forest?” “We’re exploring!” Terry says. “Welcome then. You will find all sorts of creatures here. The birds ask.” -11- .” Molly and Polly flap their wings.“And I’m Polly!” says the parrot.
The birds squawk.“Wow!” the three say together. “We can’t wait to explore it!” They wave goodbye to Molly and Polly and set off again. -12- .
6. “What are you doing in my home?” Alexander. “Hi. we didn’t know that this is your house.” “Yes it is." the three say together. my name is Manny.” "Nice to meet you. He says. Monkeying Around with Manny As they wander farther into the forest. “We’re exploring the jungle! Sorry. and Terry answer. Manny the Monkey. they meet a monkey in a tree. Airey. “What else will we find here?” -13- .” says the monkey.
We didn’t ask for permission to leave. and we could get into trouble.” -14- .Manny answers.” Airey says. “There’s so much still to see. The others will worry about us. “Many interesting creatures live here.” “But we’ve already come so far!” Terry says. You should be careful. but there is also danger. “Maybe we should go back home now.
On the way. “They are like an army!” “We are an army! We guard the jungle and protect it. Army Ants Marching They say goodbye to the monkey and go deeper into the jungle. One. two. “Wow!” Airey says. off we go!” The ants swarm past and head into the jungle. four. three. They stop and wait for the ants to march past.7. they come across a troop of army ants. “See us march together. -15- .” the ants say.
As he leans in to take a sip. Alexander is thirsty and tries to drink some water. Percy Nibbles Alexander. Terry and Airey continue on until they come to a big swamp. a fish jumps up and nips him on the nose.8. Many trees grow in a beautiful pool of dark water. Alexander is not happy about the bite and asks the fish. “Why did you do that?” -16- .
We piranhas bite whenever we greet someone. “Hi. I was just saying hello. it’s not very nice to do something like that. I’m Percy the Piranha.” -17- . “Where I come from.The fish pops its head out of the water and says.” Alexander frowns.
” “It can’t be. It’s nice here!” Terry says.Percy asks. “The cove is a long way from here. “Where are you from?” They answer. “We’re from Rio Cove!” Percy looks worried. “How can a place so beautiful be dangerous?” -18- . It is a dangerous place. This is Scary Swamp.
Terry and Airey. a crocodile jumps out of the water and lands in front of Alexander. “There are creatures here that will eat you. but it is dangerous!” a loud voice roars. A Dangerous Swamp “Oh. Percy dives back into the swamp. “Wh-wh-who are you?” They ask. Suddenly. -19- . toothy grin. Like me!” The crocodile opens his mouth.9. They are scared now. He has a big.
Corey tries to grab them as they leave. “This is my swamp. because I was getting hungry. and Airey takes to the air. They stop when they feel tired. I’m glad you came for a visit.“I’m Corey the Crocodile!” he snaps. but they escape his jaws. The three run away from the swamp as fast as they can.” “Let’s go!” Alexander and Terry run away. -20- . Corey is nowhere in sight.
” -21- .” “Don’t worry. Lunch with Anthony Now what do we do?” Airey asks. “It’s s-s-so good to s-s-see you. He slithers up to Alexander. Corey will be waiting. little ones. Airey. Will you join me for lunch? I haven’t had company for s-s-such a long time. “I am Anthony the Anaconda. “We should not have left the cove! We can’t go back.” says the snake. and Terry with a big smile.10.” says a huge anaconda snake hiding on the jungle floor.
Mr. Will the snake eat them for lunch? -22- . Airey.” Anthony says. I am s-s-so very hungry. Pleas-s-s-e join me.“I am sorry. grinning. but I ins-sis-s-s-t. Anthony.” “Oh. Alexander. but we cannot have lunch with you.” Alexander says bravely. and Terry are very scared. “We have to go home now.
Airey. Lily the Frog hops in front of Anthony to protect Alexander. To the Rescue “Stop.” -23- . “I won't let you eat them. Anthony!” shouts a group of creatures as they come to the rescue.11. Mrs. and Terry.
” Everyone returns to Rio Cove. We won’t do it again. Molly the Macaw. Polly the Parrot. and Manny the Monkey land in the trees above Anthony and look down at him sternly.” Anthony the Anaconda says. Terry and Airey tell the group. and a swarm of army ants surround the anaconda. Alexander’s dad Sal and his mom Sally give their son a hug. Alexander. “I learned my lesson. Everyone cheers. Marty the Millipede. happy that they made it home safely. Uncle the Ant.Mr. I s-s-should go now.” “We know. -24- . Mr. mom and dad. Alexander promises. “But I was only going to have lunch with them. I wasn’t going to eat them.” his parents smile. “Thank you for rescuing us! We are sorry for wandering off without permission. He slithers away.
THE END -25- .
Thailand with his wife Jing and son Alex. thriller.G. He graduated from the University of Washington with a master’s degree in China Studies and a Master of Business Administration. A former U.com.mgedwards.About the Authors M. and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service in 2011 to write full time. World Adventurers Series Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill World Adventurers for Kids Series Alexander the Salamander Fiction Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories Find out more about M. He lives in Bangkok. he served in South Korea. Paraguay.S. -26- . and on Twitter @m_g_edwards. Alex is an elementary school student and avid reader of children’s books. Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the fantasy. diplomat. on Smashwords. and travel genres. Facebook. Edwards at www.G. who co-authored this book.
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