The Story of a Garden
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|Format: ||Paperback, 40 pages, Revised Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||USA, 01 August 2002|
We can be sure of this: It's a circle without end. It'Â--'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'Â--'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. Educators, please visit our Resources section, above, for teaching guides and curricula. Awards1999 Parent'Â--'s 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 From the Hardcover edition.
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. From the Hardcover edition.
K-Gr 2-The development of a pumpkin seed into a plant, pumpkin, jack-o'-lantern, and, completing the circle, back to seed again, is the subject of this colorful book. Photos show a child sitting on a huge mound of pumpkins, a magnified view of the inside of the fruit with its pulp and seeds, tendrils of a plant stretching across two pages, a Georgia O'Keeffe-like view into the center of a blossom, and the lighted grin of a beautiful jack-o'-lantern. Unfortunately, the text is written in badly rhyming verse: "One big pumpkin family, five varieties,/each one started from/different pumpkin seeds." Straightforward directions for growing pumpkins appear on the last page. Jeanne Titherington's Pumpkin, Pumpkin (Greenwillow, 1986) is less flashy, more artistic, and more appealing to young listeners.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
24.13 x 21.08 x 0.51 centimetres (0.16 kg)|
15+ years |