Pumpkins: A Story for a Field

Pumpkins: A Story for a Field

by Mary Lyn Ray, Barry Root
     
 

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This is a story about a field and a man who loved it enough to do something to save it from development. “Based on the author’s personal efforts to protect the land, this story broadcasts a deliberate and timely environmental message that, like the intentionally nameless protagonist, anyone can make a difference. Aglow in harvest tones,

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This is a story about a field and a man who loved it enough to do something to save it from development. “Based on the author’s personal efforts to protect the land, this story broadcasts a deliberate and timely environmental message that, like the intentionally nameless protagonist, anyone can make a difference. Aglow in harvest tones, Root’s strong watercolor and gouache paintings heighten the story’s magic.”—Booklist

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Any time of year is a good time for an ecological tale, especially when fun is prominent and didacticism is missing. Ray's Pumpkins has at its center a man with a large heart who loves a field and cries when he views development on the horizon. The man and the land together decide to grow pumpkins and the man devises a wild and wonderful scheme to promote pumpkins all over the world. They succeed and so does the book with the soft orange hues of Root's art and the messages that come from the man and the land rather than the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152013585
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.02(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

MARY LYN RAY has written many acclaimed books for children, including New York Times best-seller Stars , illustrated by Marla Frazee; Pumpkins , illustrated by Barry Root; and Red Rubber Boot Day and Mud , both illustrated by Lauren Stringer. She lives in South Danbury, New Hampshire.

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