Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Treasure for Lunch” as Want to Read:
Treasure for Lunch
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Treasure for Lunch

by
3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Shaira loves the wonderful Indian foods that her grandmother prepares for her lunches, but she is worried that her school friends will find them strange. With rich full-color illustrations, Treasure for Lunch is a lovely tale of acceptance of difference, and is ideal for children 8 and under.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Second Story Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Treasure for Lunch, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Treasure for Lunch

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-16)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Ms. D
Treasure for lunch is a about a young girl who is embarrassed by the 'unusual' foods her grandmother packs for her school lunch. I have never heard of bhajias before, but I am interested in trying them now! Shaira, the main character, can inspire other children who are uncomfortable with exposing their culture that there is no need to hide who you are, and that chances are, others will be interested in learning about it. This story helps students see that there is nothing to be embarrassed about ...more
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This book certainly made me hungry for all that Indian food, especially the samoosas! Shaira doesn't want the other kids in her class to see her lunch, for fear they will tease her about her strange Indian food. This reminds me of Rosemary Wells' book Yoko. I wish the author had provided recipes in the back of the book for the three Indian foods mentioned in the story. A nice readaloud during lunch time!
JustOneMoreBook.com
Oct 28, 2008 JustOneMoreBook.com rated it it was amazing
Bhajias, samoosas and imaginative snowy play are front and centre in this appetizing tale of friendship, acceptance and the perceived risk of being seen as different.

You can listen in on our chat about this book on our Just One More Book! Children's Book Podcast.
Ash
Ash rated it it was amazing
Nov 08, 2010
Mike Diakuw
Mike Diakuw rated it it was ok
Mar 01, 2013
Khalil
Khalil rated it it was amazing
Nov 24, 2016
Sara
Sara rated it liked it
Apr 23, 2012
DickensAnnex
DickensAnnex rated it really liked it
May 17, 2016
Hugh
Hugh rated it it was amazing
Oct 28, 2008
george
george marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2008
Rekha Patel
Rekha Patel marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2014
Stefanie Kern
Stefanie Kern marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
1082741
Shenaaz Nanji was born on the ancient island of Mombasa, one of the oldest settlements on the East African coast, and grew up amid a fusion of cultures: Bantu-Swahili, Arabic, colonial British, and East Indian. Every year she visited her grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins in Uganda until Idi Amin turned them into refugees. She moved to the United States and lived in upstate New York before m ...more
More about Shenaaz Nanji...

Share This Book