Treasure for Lunch

  • Illustrated By: Yvonne Cathcart
  • Pages:24
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:immigrant families, multicultural household, Indo-Canadian life
  • Available:09/29/2000
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 6-8
Shaira loves her grandmother and the wonderful Indian foods that she prepares. But the young girl is afraid that her school friends will think them strange. Not wanting to seem weird or different, Shaira attempts to hide the unusual foods her immigrant grandmother sends with her each day. After burying her grandmother’s delights during several lunches, a friend discovers her stash and Shaira reluctantly pulls out today’s treasure. Soon, all of her friends are wanting to trade their lunches for hers. With rich full-colour illustrations, Treasure for Lunch is wonderfully funny – a story about celebrating and being comfortable with one’s heritage. At the same time, it’s a lovely tale of acceptance of difference, and is ideal for children eight and under.