Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden

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We can be sure of this: It's a circle without end. Its 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 bugs 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. Educators, please visit our Resources section, above, for teaching guides and curricula. Awards1999 Parents Guide AwardReviews"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: 150,624
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 9.81(h) x 0.19(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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Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
brittanydonohue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Students will need scaffolding in how and what is appropriate when using garden tools or how to treat living plants.
patsila on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This beautifully poetic book is a really great way to enjoy learning about gardening. It will really get the kids (and parents) psyched for Fall! The only thing, is at the very end, there is a couple of line that could be interpreted as Pagan. If that's a problem though, it is something that could be very easily glossed over.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
the photos in this book are gorgeous while the text is informative and fun! a definate must have
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the first science educational books that doesn't read like one. I bought it for my classroom because I enjoyed it so much myself. The photography is gorgeous and the mellow rhymes will soothe a child, or adult into total relaxation as they learn about pumpkins! Buy this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for children. It was a delight to read to my family. It's entertaining as well as educational. The photos are magnificent and the text is very original. Children young and old ( and adults too) will enjoy this book.