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How Pizza Came to our Town

Written by Dayal Kaur Khalsa

Category: Juvenile Fiction; Juvenile Fiction - Family
Imprint: Tundra Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: October 1993
Age: 6-9 years
Trim Size: 8 x 10
# of Pages: 32 pages
ISBN: 978-0-88776-324-3 (0-88776-324-3)

CDN Price: $8.99 / US Price: $6.95


In May’s town, before there were frozen pizzas, and take-out pizza, and pizzerias, there was hardly anything good to eat. But that all changed when Mrs. Pellegrino came to town. When she arrived, she sniffed the air very hard and became very sad. The children all thought she was homesick, and worked very hard to cheer her up. They put on plays and caught fireflies for her, but she never seemed really happy, because there was “No pizza.” Finally, May and her friends think of a surefire way to cheer up Mrs. Pellegrino, and discover a new delicious food, too.


“Khalsa scores a hit with this nostalgic story filled with charm and beautiful color.”
American Bookseller


Dayal Kaur Khalsa both wrote and illustrated picture books that celebrate the joys in life: the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the togetherness of a family holiday, the ingenuity of a girl who wants a dog, the thrill of discovering a new and delicious food. Her books have won numerous awards, including being chosen twice for the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year, and twice as a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Dayal Kaur Khalsa died in 1989.

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