How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea
Each day when the Queen wakes up, three maids dress her, two more style her hair, and her butler James makes her tea. But when she grows dissatisfied with her brew, the Queen and James set out in search of the perfect cup. With each stop on their hot–air balloon journey, the Queen encounters charming and diverse young characters who expand her horizons in the kitchen and beyond. From the author–illustrator team that created the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2012, Infinity and Me, comes another imaginative and hilarious story complete with recipes from different cultures to aid readers in brewing their own perfect cup of tea.
- Author-illustrator pair created Infinity and Me, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2012, among other honours.
- Takes a fun, unique look at variations on a worldwide custom, including illustrated recipes for tea traditional to Japan, India, and England.
- Follows a character's inner growth through a humorous, endearing outward search, following suit with Infinity and Me.
About the Author
Kate Hosford has worked as an elementary school teacher, a foster care worker, and an illustrator, all of which prepared her for her ultimate career as a children's book writer. She is the author of Big Bouffant (Carolrhoda, 2011) which won the Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal. She also wrote Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda, 2012) winner of numerous awards, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, a Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, and an ALA Notable Children's Book.
Gabi Swiatkowska was born in Tychy, Poland, and attended the Lyceum of Art in Bielsko-Biala, as well as the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. She has illustrated a number of award-winning picture books, including My Name is Yoon and Infinity and Me.