"Miguels family needs a new roof, firewood, and clothing to survive the winter. Miguel hope his father, a pastry peddler, will sell enough tasty treats to buy the things they need. But all the villagers they meet have also endured great hardship, and Miguel;s father gives his pastries to those who need them most. Miguel feels heartbroken. Then something happens that teaches him that kindness is far more valuable than money."
Charles Toscano lives in North Carolina with his wife, Jennifer, and four sons. Much like the theme of Papa's Pastries, Charles' passion is to serve God by helping others. This is Charles' first published children's book.
Sonja Lamut is an illustrator, painter, and printmaker who has received numerous awards for her work in the U.S. and in Europe. Ms. Lamut has illustrated a number of children's books, including Lemuel the Fool, How Many Candles?, Too Noisy, And the Cow Said Moo, and Rhymes for Children. The book Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks, which Ms. Lamut illustrated, reached the number-one spot on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's books. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City, where she teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.