Cloud Tea Monkeys

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ISBN-10: 0763644536
ISBN-13: 9780763644536
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Cloud Tea Monkeys

authors: Mal Peet; Elspeth Graham
illustrator: Juan Wijngaard

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Tashi lives in a tiny village at the foot of the mountains, below the tea plantations where her mother works. When her mother falls ill, Tashi goes alone to the plantation, hoping to earn money for the doctor. But she is far too small to harvest the tender shoots, and her clumsy efforts anger the cruel Overseer. She is desolate, until — chack-chack-chack! — something extraordinary happens. Inspired by a centuries-old legend of tea-picking monkeys, here is a richly told tale full of vivid characters: the heartless Overseer, the enigmatic Royal Tea Taster, and — far away — an empress with a penchant for tea.

Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet and his wife, Elspeth Graham, team up for a captivating, lushly illustrated tale evoking a Chinese legend.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
56 / 7 7/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Animals; Fairy Tales & Folklore; People & Places; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Husband and wife team Mal Peet (1947–2015) and Elspeth Graham wrote four books together: Cloud Tea Monkeys, Mysterious Traveler, Night Sky Dragons and The Treasure of Pirate Frank. Mal Peet also authored several YA novels, including the Carnegie Medal–winning novel Tamar, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Life: An Exploded Diagram and three Paul Faustino novels: Keeper, The Penalty, and Exposure.
illustrator’s comments:
Juan Wijngaard has illustrated more than thirty books for children, including Shakespeare’s Globe: An Interactive Pop-up Theatre and the Kate Greenaway Medal–winning Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. He lives in New Mexico.
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