Finalist in the CLIPPA AWARDS 2014 Review: Andrea is a medical missionary in Ecuador. Children will love the adventures in her book but they will also learn how different life is for children in poorer countries of the world. This is a well-managed introduction to the problems of such children and a sensitive taster for the issue of child sponsorship. Jennifer Rees Larcombe 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 these magical tales aloud at home, school or Sunday school and enjoy them together.
Andrea Gardiner is a medical missionary working in Ecuador. She grew up in Kent, UK, and studied medicine in Scotland. A visit to Ecuador during her University holidays inspired her to want to return when qualified as a doctor to help the poor. She is married with two daughters and set up the charity based in Scotland, Project Ecuador in 2010. The charity runs a sponsorship scheme for children to be able to attend school, runs a health centre and a craft project. They also build housing for poor families.