Where Are My Onions?
by Paulette Sarmonpolillustrated by Silvia Vignale
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This charming story is based on a true-life lovable onion peddler from France who sells chain-onions from his bicycle in London. In this story, Quizz, the cat, steals the onions and everyone in the neighbourhood joins a search to find them.
Themes: French culture, England, cats, French language, humour
- Finalist for the International Children's Book Award by the Foundation Espace-Enfants (Switzerland) 1996
“This quirky little book with its unusual subject—a French onion seller losing his onions on a London street—will certainly intrigue children.” CM Magazine
Paulette Sarmonpol was born in London but spent the early part of her childhood in Thailand. Paulette and her daughter now live on the edge of Hampstead Heath, London where the story of Where Are My Onions? takes place.
Silvia Vignale lives in Genoa, Italy. In 1993, she won the UNICEF "Illustrator of the Year" award at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. She is the mother of two little girls, who constantly inspire and check her work.