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Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet
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Oct 14, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: picturebooks4elem
Read in October, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Grades 3-7. Set in India, this story has a timeless, fairy tale feel. A girl's mother works long days picking tea leaves while her daughter plays with the wild monkeys. One day her mother falls ill, and the girl attempts to pick tea in her mother's place to make sure they have enough money. But she is too small to pick tea and begins to cry. The monkeys hear her cries and take her basket into the mountains and fill the basket with tea leaves. These leaves turn out to be very special and very valuable-- bringing their family much wealth.

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