Home in a Lunchbox

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Product Details
$18.99  $17.66
Penguin Workshop
Publish Date
8.88 X 11.14 X 0.39 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author
Cherry Mo grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the United States at the age of ten. Home in a Lunchbox is her debut picture book and was inspired by her first days of school in America. Cherry writes and illustrates stories that she hopes bring young readers a sense of comfort and belonging. See more of her work on www.cherrymo.com, or on Twitter and Instagram @hellocherrymo.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

"Memories of home, and images of lunch box contents, are rendered in elegant full-color illustrations alongside swirling hearts and emanata, suggesting feelings of comfort and love. In an exceptional debut, Mo deploys digital illustrations that expertly use selective coloring to depict an experience of finding common ground." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Round-faced, endearing Jun is utterly expressive; her sadness upon returning home each day is especially palpable...A touching immigrant story that hits the heart--and stomach." --Kirkus Reviews

"Lushly illustrated but with carefully sparse text, Home in a Lunchbox is a sensitive and warm debut. This book is a reminder for grown-ups of how differences can bring us together, and a story for children about making friends, bad days, and the warmth and comfort food from home can bring. This story reminds us all how anyone can feel lonely, but small gestures can travel for miles. A beautiful book."--Erin E. Stead, illustrator of the Caldecott Medal-winning book A Sick Day for Amos McGee

"This lushly illustrated book takes readers on a journey of memory and hope, highlighting the power of food to build connections across language, space, and time."--Joanna Ho, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners