As part of our India topic, in English we have been exploring the text 'Cloud Tea Monkeys'.
The book is about a young girl called Tashi. She 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. 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…
We have used the beautiful illustrations to inspire our creative writing.
We have written a character description of the Royal Tea-Taster
and a setting description of the tea plantation.
We also imagined what it would be like to work in the tea fields in India and wrote personal recounts as Tashi.