by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illustrated by Juan Wijngaard - £8.99 Walker Books Ltd (2011)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781406333862 | ISBN 10: 1406333867
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...
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