Project Description

Feast of Peas

Coming Spring 2020

Feast of Peas

by Kashmira Sheth
illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

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,
Lined- up-in-the-shell peas.
Peas to munch, peas to crunch
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.

To pre-order this book, please contact sales at 1-800-241-0113 (404-876-8761) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-135-5
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/8″ x 9-3/8″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English

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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Meet the Author

Kashmira Sheth

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.

Meet the Illustrator

Jeffrey Ebbeler

Jeffrey Ebbeler, a graduate of Art Academy of Cincinnati, has been creating art for children for almost a decade. His books include Snow Day for MouseApril FoolPhyllis, and Jingle Bells. He lives in Ohio. You can visit his website here.