HOW PIZZA CAME TO QUEENS by Dayal Kaur Khalsa

HOW PIZZA CAME TO QUEENS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In her fifth book, a much praised illustrator (Tales of a Gambling Grandma) tells how, in what appears to be the early 50's (except for the anachronism of some of the author's recent books appearing on the library shelves in one scene), a distant cousin--Mrs. Pelligrino--comes from Italy to visit. Right away, Mrs. Pelligrino realizes that something is missing: there is no pizza. Four little girls, concerned about her unhappiness and mystified by the new word, first try to cheer her up with games and toys, then do some research that results in their buying the ingredients for pizza--which Mrs. Pelligrino joyfully makes and everyone consumes with delight. The story here, though told with Khalsa's usual no-nonsense verve, is unexceptional; but her evocative, brilliantly colored and imaginatively designed illustrations maintain their customary high quality.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Potter--dist. by Crown