Feast of peas

by Sheth, Kashmira,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary

?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.

Teacher?s Guide available!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This dazzlingly illustrated new fairy tale, set in a timeless rural India, follows Jiva, who has a passion for growing and eating peas. We first see him kneeling in his garden, with views of women wading in rice paddies, a man driving an oxcart, and distant, rounded temples. Just before harvest, Jiva worries that birds might pluck his peas, so he sets up a turbaned, masked scarecrow. The peas disappear. Jiva's friend Ruvji says maybe the rabbits ate the peas, so Jiva builds a fence. The peas disappear again, and Ruvji suggests a ghost took them. Ebbeler's acrylic illustrations are shot through with light, depicting the two friends--one lean, one stout--as comic opposites, and the images burst with engaging movement. Finally, after Jiva chases the ghost into the harbor, the revelation comes that it is Ruvji who has been stealing the peas. The resolution, in which Jiva gives Ruvji the punishment of cooking a feast of peas, upends all expectations of reprisal--a nice lesson on friendship and forgiveness."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Collaborators Sheth and Ebbeler offer a lyrical fable set in India about Jiva, a man who tends to his vegetable garden daily and holds a special fondness for his peas. "Plump peas, sweet peas,/ Lined-up-in-the-shell peas./ Peas to munch, peas to crunch,/ I want a feast of peas to lunch," he sings while planting them. As they grow, so do Jiva's measures of protection, from hoeing and watering to constructing a sugarcane scarecrow. Jiva and his friend Ruvji admire Jiva's appetizing peas on harvest's eve, but the next morning, they are gone! Perchance the work of rabbits, Ruvji offers. A rapid cycle of anticipation and disappointment repeats until the thief's unavoidable unmasking and fairness restored through a feast: peas shelled and boiled, "steamed and simmered," "fried and spiced." Sheth spins a yarn about greed and forgiveness in well-paced, poetic narration accompanied by Ebbeler's expressive acrylic illustrations. Ages 4--8. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Gardening -- Juvenile fiction.
Theft -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Gardening -- Fiction.
Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
India -- Juvenile fiction.
India -- Fiction.
Publisher Atlanta, Georgia :2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors Ebbeler, Jeffrey, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
ISBN 9781682631355
1682631354
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