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The Tiffin
By author: Mahtab Narsimhan
Selling Points: India, Mumbai, tiffin, dabbawalla, family, poverty, abuse
Publisher: Cormorant Books
Pub Date: Jan/15/2016
Pages: 192
Fiction Ages 9-12
Price:  $12.95
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The dabbawallas of Mumbai are legendary for their near-perfect “tiffin” lunch-delivery service: for every six million lunches sent, only one will fail to reach its intended destination. The Tiffin is about that one time in millions when a box goes astray, changing lives forever.

When a note placed in a tiffin is lost, Kunal is separated from his mother. Years later, the twelve-year-old lives under the thumb of a cruel foster father. Then Kunal meets the tiffin carriers, and a plan is hatched. Along the way, Kunal learns what it means to be part of a family.


Red Maple Award nominee, short-listed  CA  2013
CLA Book of the Year for Children nominee, short-listed  CA  2013
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award nominee, short-listed  CA  2013
SYRCA Snow Willow nominee, short-listed  CA  2013
Resource Links "The Year's Best", commended  CA  2011
Quill & Quire Best of the Year, commended  CA  2011

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