Feast of Peas
Hard-working Jiva might not be the only one anticipating a delicious feast of peas from his garden.
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. When his friend Ruvji admires his plants Jiva sings,
Plump peas, sweet 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. What has happened?
From the award-winning author and illustrator team who created Tiger in My Soup, this original story set in India features a deliciously amusing mystery about gardening, anticipation, hard work, and generosity.
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/8″ x 9-3/8″
Age Range: 4 – 8
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
“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
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Meet the 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, middle grade, and young adult novels. Sheth teaches at Pine Manor College, in their Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program. She lives in Wisconsin. You can visit her website here.