By Jackie Kerin & Tull Suwannakit

Here were plants they had never imagined; from places they would never visit.

When you peel a banana, or bite into a pear, when you smell a rose, pop a fuchsia bud or scrape your knee climbing an old pine tree, do you ever wonder how those plants came to this country?

Let me tell you of the amazing case of Dr Ward.

Dr Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward was an exotic plant lover. But how, in 1833, did he manage to get them to survive the perils of the sea, and grow them successfully at his home in England?

Well you have to read it for yourself.

A great Christmas gift for young readers who love history.