The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin

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The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin

Format:  Hardcover,

32 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

Publish Date: Aug 2003

ISBN-13: 9780060244798

ISBN-10: 0060244798

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There was once a small pumpkinin a great big field, A very small green pumpkinthe size of an apple.

The little pumpkin dreams that one day he will grow up to be a fierce yellow pumpkin who scares the field mice, like the scarecrow does.

Then one day in autumn, three children come to his field, and he unexpectedly gets the chance for his dream to come true. . . .

This long-lost treasure from the author of Goodnight Moon has never before been published. Who Better to bring it to life than Caldecott Medalist Richard Egielski? His rich, warm illustrations are the perfect complement to the inimitable words of Margaret Wise Brown.

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Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publish Date: Aug 2003
ISBN-13: 9780060244798
ISBN-10: 0060244798
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.0 x 8.25 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 0060244798

About the author

Biography of Egielski, Richard

Illustrator, Richard Egielski was born July 16, 1952. He was the winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks. He wrote and illustrated Buz and Jazper which are New York Times Best Illustrated Books for Children. Other books illustrated by Egielski include The Tub People and The Tub Grandfather by Pam Conrad.

Biography of Brown, Margaret Wise

Margaret Wise Brown, May 10, 1910 - November 13, 1952 Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 10, 1910 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, to Robert Brown, a Vice President at American Manufacturing Company and Maud Brown, a housewife. She attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland for three years, before attending Dana Hall in Wellesley, Massachusetts for two years. In 1928, she began taking classes at Hollis College in Virginia. In 1935, Brown began working at the Bank Street Cooperative School for student teachers.

Two years later, her writing career took off with the publication of "When the Wind Blows". Over the course of fourteen years, Brown wrote over one hundred picture books for children. Margaret Wise Brown died on November 13, 1952 of an embolism following an operation in Nice, France.

Book description

There was once a small pumpkin

in a great big field,

A very small green pumpkin

the size of an apple.

The little pumpkin dreams that one day he will grow up to be a fierce yellow pumpkin who scares the field mice, like the scarecrow does.

Then one day in autumn, three children come to his field, and he unexpectedly gets the chance for his dream to come true...

This long-lost treasure from the author of Goodnight Moon has never before been published. Who Better to bring it to life than Caldecott Medalist Richard Egielski? His rich, warm illustrations are the perfect complement to the inimitable words of Margaret Wise Brown.

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