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May 21, 2012

New tea...to go with a book!

I decided to order this tea, inspired by the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books by Alexander McCall Smith.  And it came...quickly!  Hannah and I enjoyed a cup of the 97 per cent tea, named after Grace Makutsi who brags about her high score on her exam at the Botswana Secretarial college.  She is hilarious.  ♥
If you haven't read any of these books, I highly recommend them.  We actually just got Smith's first children's book, The Great Cake Mystery, from the library (it also comes on CD, we got both at the same time, what a nice coincidence)!  It's about Precious, as a young girl:

"When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. She also learns how to be a detective."
Geared for children 7 years old and up.  There are beautiful simple woodcuts on just about every page.  It starts off with Obed telling his daughter, Precious, about how he came face to face with a lion as a child and how he is still alive...  Even an adult would be captivated by this interesting and sweet story of a little girl in Africa. 

5 comments:

Melanie said...

I have the first book in the series. I am going to have to start it as soon as I finish the books I am currently reading. I always enjoy finding a good book to read.

Jeannette said...

I have read the the # 1 stories, the whole series, and found them delightful. The movie made from them is pretty sweet too...

mamashara said...

I think I will have a look at the library for those books... and what time would you like me over for tea?? ;)

Mimi said...

Oooh, I didn't know about either the tea or the children's book. How fun!

Christina Carnoy said...

Those books look pretty good, I will have to check them out! The tea looks scrumptious too! And to answer your question, our baby boy, William Jean-Patrice, is due July 24. Thank you, he is a much prayed for and hoped for miracle!!!