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By Kashmira Sheth, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)
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A vibrant and deliciously amusing suspenseful story set in India about food and gardening, anticipation, and generosity.

Every morning, Jiva works in his garden until the sun turns as red as a bride’s sari. Observed by his friend Ruvji, Jiva plants peas and beans, potatoes and tomatoes, eggplants and okra in his vegetable patch, and anticipates a delicious meal of “plump peas, sweet peas, lined-up-in-the-shell peas.”

But each time Jiva is ready to pick those delicious peas for his feast, he finds that they’re already gone. And not a single precaution he takes—a fence, a scarecrow—prevents the next theft. Who or what is stealing Jiva’s delicious peas?

About the Author

Kashmira Sheth was born in India and came to the United States when she was seventeen to attend Iowa State University, where she received a BS in microbiology. She is the author of several picture books, chapter books, and middle grade and young adult novels. In her free time, Kashmira enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family. She loves peas as much as Jiva and Ravji do. Not mushy bland peas but perfectly spiced and simmered peas. Peas paired with potatoes and corn. And crisp and crunchy peas plucked right from the vines.

Jeffrey Ebbeler, a graduate of Art Academy of Cincinnati, has been creating art for children for almost twenty years and has illustrated over fifty books. After college he worked for a puppet theater sculpting marionettes and performing. He also created many large-scale animal puppets for the Central Park Zoo. His favorite peas are sugar snaps, which he grows and sometimes eats right off the vine.


Praise For…

"[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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682635285
ISBN-10: 1682635287
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English