Pumpkin Jack

Pumpkin Jack

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by Will Hubbell, William Hubbell
     
 

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The first pumpkin Tim ever carved was fierce and funny, and he named it Jack. When Halloween was over and the pumpkin was beginning to rot, Tim set it out in the garden and throughout the weeks he watched it change.See more details below

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The first pumpkin Tim ever carved was fierce and funny, and he named it Jack. When Halloween was over and the pumpkin was beginning to rot, Tim set it out in the garden and throughout the weeks he watched it change.

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Publishers Weekly
When a boy's carved pumpkin starts to rot, he places it in the garden and tends to it so that the next autumn yields pumpkins for everyone; PW called this a "wholesome post-holiday story [that] offers hope to kids who can't bear to throw away their jack-o'-lanterns." Ages 5-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-A simple, appealing selection for storytimes. When Tim carves his first pumpkin, he names it Jack. When it finally begins to decay, he puts it in the garden rather than in the trash bin. As the months go by, Jack grows moldy, sinks into the leaves, hides in the snow, and finally sprouts a new plant. By the next fall, there are plenty of pumpkins for Tim to share at school. He keeps just one for himself and when he finishes carving it, he says "Welcome back, Jack!" The plant's cycle throughout the seasons is told in a satisfying, straightforward fashion. Hubbell uses colored pencils with solvent wash effects to create vibrant double-page spreads that bring the story to life. These pictures complement the text, which flows nicely with its own descriptive details. Readers can hear the crinkle of old leaves, smell the earthy odors of the garden, and breathe in the crisp air of the first frosty day of autumn. Any child who has had to throw away a beloved jack-o'-lantern will appreciate this fine offering.-Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807566657
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.12(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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