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Title:
The vanishing pumpkin
Author:
Johnston, Tony, 1942-
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Publication Information:
New York : Putnam & Grosset Group, 1997.

©1983
Physical Description:
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A 700-year-old woman and an 800-year-old man, both witches, go searching on Halloween night for the pumpkin someone snitched from them.
General Note:
"PaperStar."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 145819.
ISBN:
9780698114142
Format :
Book

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A classic Halloween story about a pumpkin gone missing is certain to delight readers of all ages!

When a 700-year-old woman and an 800-year-old man want to make pumpkin pie on Halloween, they can't find their pumpkin. "Our pumpkin's been snitched," cries the woman. And off they go to find it.


"A good bet for Halloween story hours."-- School Library Journal

"There can never be enough Halloween stories. This one is appealing, participatory, fast-paced and a delight in the telling."-- Children's Book Review Service


Author Notes

Tony Johnston was born in Los Angeles, California on January 30, 1942. She received a B.A. in history and an M.A in education from Stanford University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a fourth-grade teacher.

She has written over 70 books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness.

Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness.

(Bowker Author Biography)