Synopsis (Little Tea Leaves):
Little Tea Leaves first grew in the wild until they were discovered accidentally by humans. They added flavour to plain boiling water! Since then, they have travelled the world, becoming a hot favourite of kings and commoners. Different varieties are grown on all five continents. The history of Tea is also very eventful, where even wars are foughts over these wonderful little leaves.
This is part of a series:
- Travels of Little Rice Grass
- Travels of Little Tea Leaves
- Travels of Little Silk
Synopsis (Little Rice Grass):
Long, long ago, there was a little grass. Born in the marshes along a river, the wild grass began to travel with early humans. It crossed rivers and mountains and visited many lands. It grew wherever humans lived and had many adventures. It is loved by all – it is RICE! This is a story of how the wild rice grass becomes a cultivated plant, feeding millions in today's hungry world.
About the Author:
Anupa Roy is an Asian in love with her rice and tea. When she is not reading or being a mother and wife, she writes on — what else — rice and tea! And about people like the San Bushmen and Eskimos whom she envies. The rest of the time she spends travelling and pottering around libraries, getting information for other serious stuff she writes, like architecture and history.
About the Illustrator
Cheng Puay Koon picked up a brush and painted faces and costumes from Chinese opera when she was 10. Today, she is one of Singapore’s much sought-after illustrators. Years of training in various newsrooms make the mother of two adept at working amidst the constant mayhem created by her little girls. She thinks drawing for children is the most fun job ever and wishes that they enjoy the illustrations as much as she enjoys making them.