A Feast for Joseph

A Feast for Joseph by Terry Farish and OD Bonny, illustrated by Ken Daley.        Goundwood Books, 2021.

He talks to Abuba across the ocean.  “I am waiting  for you,” he says. He remembers Abuba dancing on long legs like birds, strut strut.  “I have my traveling bag with good things,”  she says. “I wait for the waraga.”



Praise for A Feast for Joseph

The New York Times recommends A Feast for Joseph as a great picture book about food and fellowship.

“A resettled refugee kid loves his people’s ways and strives to feel at home in his new country.” Starred Review, Kirkus

“There’s an undeniable ‘rhythm, a beat of people eating together’” Highly Recommended. Canadian Review of Materials

“A lovely picture book about food and customs and the simplicity of sharing.” The International Educator

“Joseph’s story for many of us is our story too.” Jonny Berad, teacher, reading A Feast for Joseph with his kindergartners in California to celebrate gratitude.

Selected as a Best Book for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. 

A Feast for Joseph illustrated by Ken Daley is a companion book to Joseph’s Big Ride, a book featured in the I’m Your Neighbor Books sponsored Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival. Watch the festival’s animated read aloud:

Images © Ken Daley

A School Library Journal essay on OD's and my collaboration to write A Feast for Joseph and other writers teaming up to write together.

A Writer Reflects on Intercultural Collaboration