Feast of Peas

by Kashmira Sheth
Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler
Category: Themes: Food & Nutrition
“Delicious!” —Kirkus Reviews  
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  • ISBN: 9781682631355
  • Publication date: 03/01/2020
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-3/8" x 9-3/8"
  • Age Range: 4-8
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Description

“Delicious!” —Kirkus Reviews

A vibrant and deliciously amusing #OwnVoices mystery set in India about food and gardening, anticipation, and generosity. From award-winning author Kashmira Sheth and illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler.

Every morning, Jiva works in his garden until the sun turns as red as a bride’s sari. He plants peas and beans, potatoes and tomatoes, eggplants and okra in his vegetable patch. While his friend Ruvji admires his plants Jiva sings,

“Plump peas, sweet peas,
Lined-up-in-the-shell peas.
Peas to munch, peas to crunch
I want a feast of peas for lunch!”

But each time Jiva is ready to pick the peas for his feast, they’re already gone. He tries making a scarecrow and a fence, but it’s no use. Who might have taken them this time?”

From award-winning author Kashmira Sheth and illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler (Tiger in My Soup) comes this original #OwnVoices story set in India, featuring a deliciously amusing mystery about gardening, anticipation, hard work, and generosity.

Author/Illustrator

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Kashmira Sheth

Author

Kashmira Sheth was born in India and came to the US when she was seventeen to attend Iowa State University, where she received a BS in microbiology. She is the author of several picture books and middle grade and young adult novels. She lives in Virginia.

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Jeffrey Ebbeler

Illustrator

Jeffrey Ebbeler, a graduate of Art Academy of Cincinnati, has been creating art for children for almost a decade. His books include Feast of Peas and Tiger in My Soup. He lives in Ohio.

Reviews

“Sheth’s use of language (poetry and repetition) is a singular delight. Equally charming are Ebbeler’s illustrations, which include lots of funny details, with exaggerated and elongated cartoon-style figures that make the most of the story’s humor. Delicious!” —Kirkus Reviews

“[A] dazzlingly illustrated new fairy tale… the images burst with engaging movement….a nice lesson on friendship and forgiveness.” —Booklist

“Lyrical… Sheth spins a yarn about greed and forgiveness in well-paced, poetic narration accompanied by Ebbeler’s expressive acrylic illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly

Awards

Children’s Gallery Award (Nominee) —National Christian School Association, 2021-2022

Resources

Resources: Other, Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide
Peas Recipe

More Details

F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre RF
Lexile: AD540L
Themes: Anticipation, Food, Friendship, Gardening, Mystery
BISAC 1: JUV030020 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
BISAC 2: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV050000 JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food

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