The Tiffin

  • Pages:192
  • Publisher:Cormorant Books
  • Themes:India, Mumbai, tiffin, dabbawalla, family
  • Available:01/15/2016
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
The dabbawallas of Mumbai are legendary for their near-perfect “tiffin” lunch-delivery service: for every six million lunches sent, only one will fail to reach its intended destination. The Tiffin is about that one time in millions when a box goes astray, changing lives forever.

When a note placed in a tiffin is lost, Kunal is separated from his mother. Years later, the twelve-year-old lives under the thumb of a cruel foster father. Then Kunal meets the tiffin carriers, and a plan is hatched. Along the way, Kunal learns what it means to be part of a family.
Forest of Reading Red Maple Award   | 2013  |  Nominated
Canadian Library Association (CLA) Book of the Year for Children   | 2013  |  Short-listed
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award (MYRCA)   | 2013  |  Nominated
Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards - Snow Willow   | 2013  |  Nominated
Resource Links, The Year's Best Books   | 2011  |  Commended
Quill & Quire's Best Books of the Year   | 2011  |  Commended