Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden

Paperback(Revised ed.)

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This educational exploration of a pumpkin's life-cycle is a must for any aspiring scientist or farmer!

We can be sure of this: It's a circle without end. It's pumpkin seeds to pumpkins to pumpkin seeds again! This treat of a picture book comes cloaked in the colors of fall. Bouncy verse and glowing photographs show a backyard pumpkin patch move through its natural cycle-a bug's eye and a bird's high view of seeds sprouting, flowers blooming, bees buzzing, pumpkins growing . . .and then going back to earth.

An author's note explains how to grow your own pumpkin.

Parent's Guide Award

"If you weren't a pumpkin lover before, you will be after checking this neat book out."
-Fast Forward magazine

"Eye-catching full-color photography and rhyming text. . . . An excellent choice for fall pumpkin studies."
-Public Schools of North Carolina's Infotech

"Your books will help us put an emphasis on early reading and help improve the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding farmers and agriculture."
-American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582460789
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/07/2002
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 367,854
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About 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.

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.

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