Finalist in the CLIPPA AWARDS 2014 Description: Tamarita Rachel lives with her little sister Emily, her Mummy and her Papi among the banana plants in Ecuador. Join her as she goes on her adventures; discovering iguana eggs, visiting Indians, helping little boys go to school, and lots more. There is never a dull moment in these lively tales which are particularly suited for 4 - 8 year olds. Children will learn about life in a different country, and the ways in which charities can help the poor. Read them aloud at home, school or Sunday school and enjoy these magical tales together. This is the version with American spelling. Reviews: "Tamarita Rachel's adventures remind me a lot of the much-loved stories of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, and in particular, Little House in the Big Woods, when in it Laura describes the various things they do and how Pa or Ma made them. Tamarita Rachel has a similar way of describing what goes on, like the time she watched Papi make nesting boxes for the hens, or when she helped Abuela (Grandma) make humitas. But what is also nice is the subtle way the work of Project Ecuador is portrayed. In one adventure Tamarita Rachel and little sister Emily, with Mummy and Papi, go to see Aracely and her family as they need a better house. Papi helps build a better house, and Tamarita Rachel discovers that Aracely has hardly any toys and they have to go to the toilet in the bushes." Wendy Sparkes, author.
Andrea Gardiner is a British medical missionary working in Ecuador. She works for the Scottish Charity Project Ecuador running a child sponsorship scheme and building projects. She is married to an Ecuadorean, Vladimir and they have two little girls. She loves to swim in the river and to sew in her free time.