Tomatoes in My Lunchbox

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$18.99  $17.66
Roaring Brook Press
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8.5 X 10.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Costantia Manoli was born in the United Kingdom to Cypriot parents and spent the picture book period of her life in London contending with a name that even she has difficulty pronouncing in English! After spending her middle grade and young adult years in Cyprus, the USA and the UK (and then back round again), she now lives amid almond and olive trees on the outskirts of a hot, dusty village in Cyprus. Her two daughters, hubby, lioness-dog Luna and hyperactive doggo Woody keep her busy in a tangle of story ideas, new characters and constant interruptions.

Magdalena Mora is a Minneapolis-based illustrator and graphic designer with a special interest in children's books and visual storytelling. She has also illustrated Deborah Diesen's Equality's Call. When not drawing, she spends her free time reading, people-gawking, and trying to find the best tacos in the Twin Cities. Mostly the latter.

[A] beautifully told and illustrated story that expresses, with sensitivity and inspired use of figurative language, a child's attempt to fit with the dominant culture--a common experience that will resonate with many readers and inspire empathy in others. --Kirkus, starred review

An excellent choice for back to school and "new kid" picture book collections. This will resonate with many readers. --School Library Journal, starred review

[S]ensitively articulated... [with] lushly wrought illustrations --Publishers Weekly, starred review

A comforting book for a child who may feel isolated due to an uncommon name, or for one feeling uprooted and adrift in a new place. --Horn Book Magazine

An expressive picture book that articulates a young immigrant's viewpoint. --Booklist