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Juan Wijngaard, whose parents are Dutch, was born in South America. He came to London in 1970 and studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art. Since then he has produced over thirty books for children, including Green Finger House, his first book and winner of the Mother Goose Award in 1981, Shakepeare's Globe (9780744592795), Tales of Wonder and Magic (9780744581478)and the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. He lives with his family in New Mexico, USA.
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011 Based on a centuries-old legend of tea-picking monkeys, this title tells a tale full of vivid characters: a heartless Overseer, an enigmatic Royal Tea-Taster and, in a faraway land, and an Empress with a liking for tea.
Monkeys come to the rescue of a struggling family in this traditional tale from a Carnegie Medal winner. Tashi lives in a tiny village below the tea plantations where her mother earns a living. One day her mother falls ill, and Tashi must pick tea to earn the money for a doctor. But she is too small to reach the tender shoots and the cruel Overseer sends her away empty-handed. Tashi needs a miracle. Then, on the mountains high above the plantation where only monkeys live, something extraordinary happens that will change her life for ever...
A beautifully crafted paper theatre, and a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare. Welcome to Shakespeare's Globe - the greatest theatre in the world! Our leading actor, Richard Burbage, will be your guide. Find out how the theatre was built and peer backstage to where the actors prepare, then call Shakespeare's characters to the stage and perform scenes from his most celebrated plays! Features a magnificent 3-D model of Shakespeare's Globe and a fascinating first-hand account of the history of the theatre itself Also contains a mini-book of play excerpts and a troupe of card actors - the ideal way to re-enact Shakespeare's plays!
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