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South America is the fourth-largest continent in the world. It touches North America, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean.

Gauchos are South American cowboys. Their job of herding and caring for horses, cows, and other ranch animals is very important. They are admired and considered heroes.

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The Amazon rain forest has many different plants and animals. Would you like to see any of these in real life? Which ones would you like to see?


Have you read another book about South America? What did you learn?


The Amazon rain forest is being destroyed. Why do you think that it is important for scientists to help stop people from cutting down the trees?

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