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Title:
Pumpkin day, pumpkin night
Author:
Rockwell, Anne F.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Walker and Co., 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary:
Relates a boy's excitement in buying the perfect pumpkin and then making the perfect jack-o-lantern.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 550 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 0.5 36226.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.7 2 Quiz: 20970.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780802786968

9780802786975
Format :
Book

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Summary

And so begins this timeless story of a treasured childhood tradition. Jack-o-lantern faces are drawn on paper in anticipation. Baskets of apples fill the air with the crisp, sweet smell of fall at the farmers' market. There a child finds a pumpkin that's not too big and not too small. Soon it's carved (with mother's help, of course), and set outside to glow in the starry night.

Written by Anne Rockwell, one of the most beloved names in books for preschoolers, and illustrated by Megan Halsey, whose delightfully uncluttered paper sculptures speak clearly to young children, Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night is a friendly toast to a child's sense of accomplishment and the joy of a special day shared between parent and child.

Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night is the second collaboration by Anne Rockwell and Megan Halsey, the creative team behind One Bean , an American Bookseller "Pick of the List."


Author Notes

Anne Rockwell was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 8, 1934. She moved to New York City at the age of 18 and found a job doing typing work for a textbook publisher. She studied at Pratt Graphic Arts Center and at the Sculpture Center.

She became an author and illustrator. Her first children's book, Paul and Arthur Search for the Egg, was published in 1964. Her other books included Boats, Fire Engines, Things That Go, Our Earth, and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. She collaborated on several books with her husband Harlow Rockwell including Sally's Caterpillar and The Toolbox. After her husband's death, she collaborated with her daughter Lizzy Rockwell. Their books included Career Day and Zoo Day. She died of natural causes on April 10, 2018 at the age of 85.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. As the leaves turn color, signaling the approach of "pumpkin time," young Jeffrey draws sample jack-o'lantern faces on construction paper in anticipation of the day he will help carve this season's prized decoration. Finally pumpkin day arrives; Jeffrey and his mother drive to the farmers market, cull the mounds of squashes, and select their perfectly round and orange choice. At home that evening, Mom transfers Jeffrey's pumpkin picture onto the real pumpkin and carves its beaming face while the two toast pumpkin seeds and bake the small pie pumpkins Mom brought home. Readers can almost smell the nutty aroma of roasting pumpkins that envelops this warm scene of parent and child interacting in a favorite fall tradition. The three-dimensional illustrations, like Jeffrey's pumpkin faces, appear cut from crayon-colored construction paper, creating a charming childlike quality. Rockwell and Halsey (One Bean [1998]) have caused an engaging picture book to evolve from their celebration of a simple childhood joy. --Ellen Mandel


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-From the way leaves are changing color, squirrels are foraging, and schoolchildren are making paper pumpkins to decorate the walls, a young boy realizes that it's "pumpkin time." With great anticipation, the day comes to pick out his perfect pumpkin, take it home to carve, and make it glow as bright as the moon above. The child's delight heightens as he describes how his mother uses other parts of the fruit by roasting the seeds and baking a spicy pie. Rockwell's text is lively and rhythmic. Paired with Halsey's abstract paper sculptures that are full of striking color combinations and intriguing shadow play, it makes the perfect book to capture and keep the attention of young readers. An exceptional autumn offering that's sure to become a seasonal favorite.-Betsy Barnett, Eads School District, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.