Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden

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Rhyming text and glowing photographs follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready to harvest to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again. Full color.

Rhyming text and photographs follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready to harvest, to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again.

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Overview

Rhyming text and glowing photographs follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready to harvest to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again. Full color.

Rhyming text and photographs follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready to harvest, to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again.

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Editorial Reviews

Therese Durhman
From pumpkin seeds to jack-o'-lanterns to pumpkin seeds again, the intriguing life cycle of the pumpkin is presented using large, colorful photographs from a pumpkin patch. Catchy rhyming text and tips on growing the perfect pumpkin complete this unique nonfiction selection.
Bookbag Magazine
Kirkus Reviews
For those who have seen the charming video of the same name, this will be an unhappy example of what happens when one medium is translated into another. Those who come to this without preconceived notions, however, will find glorious full-color photographs that capture pumpkin marvels, from the mountain of golden orange delights with a girl perched on them to the gorgeous close-ups of green sprouts, feathery buds, and full yellow flowers. The singsong text is often clumsy, rhyming "seeds" with "leaves," "hair" with "appear," and "vine" with "time." The fascinating story of the growth of the pumpkin (and the pumpkin patch), from seed to jack-o-lantern, and then back, decaying, into the earth, is more fully conveyed in the pictures. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582460048
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 484,193
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.81 (w) x 10.17 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

SHMUEL THALER lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Bread lover GEORGE LEVENSON's films, which include the widely praised Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, are available in most schools and libraries in North America. This story was inspired by the wheatgrass growing in his backyard in Santa Cruz, California.

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The pumpkin seed
Makes the pumpkin plant, and the
Pumpkin plant
Makes pumpkins

Deep within each pumpkin the air is damp and cool. The walls are lined with teardrop seeds, each one a slippery jewel.

Scrape them from their orange cave. Wash away squishy mush.
Save a few to grow next spring, and have a bunch to munch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2006

    amazing

    the photos in this book are gorgeous while the text is informative and fun! a definate must have

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2003

    Beautiful, Fun, Educational

    This is one of the first science educational books that doesn't read like one. I bought it for my classroom because I enjoyed it so much myself. The photography is gorgeous and the mellow rhymes will soothe a child, or adult into total relaxation as they learn about pumpkins! Buy this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 1999

    A Great Kid's Book

    This is a great book for children. It was a delight to read to my family. It's entertaining as well as educational. The photos are magnificent and the text is very original. Children young and old ( and adults too) will enjoy this book.

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