Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden

3.8 7
by George Levenson
     
 
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.

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.

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613974110
Publisher:
San Val
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Read an Excerpt

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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