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Fantasy (fiction), 1,065 words, Level O (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 500L
Tommy and his friends visit the rainforest to find out why their friend, Bongo the monkey, is homesick. Tommy's robot, RK-5, transports them to Malaysia. Trouble begins when a mother orangutan whisks Bongo away and disappears into the rainforest canopy. A kind man at the Orangutan Center helps them out, and Bongo decides that he is happier with Tommy after all. Illustrations support the text.