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Pumpkin People
By author: Sandra Lightburn   Illustrated by: Ron Lightburn
Selling Points: "Autumn, fantasy"
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: Apr/01/2009
Pages: 32
Picture Book
Price:  $17.95
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A wonderful story of the pumpkin people from the illustrator of How Smudge Came. Constructed from cornstalks, straw and, of course, pumpkins, these folkloric figures appear all over town, sauntering down the sidewalk, sitting in a tree or cavorting on a lawn chair. By day they are art, but by night...that's a whole different story. Sandra and Ron Lightburn have imagined the life of a Pumpkin Person after all the children are put to bed, except, of course, two curious little kids and their cat.

Sandra Lightburn is a children's writer who lives in the Annapolis Valley. Her first book, Driftwood Cove, won the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize for text and illustration.

Ron Lightburn's career as a children's book illustrator was launched with his Governor General's Award-winning artwork for Waiting for the Whales. Since then he has illustrated numerous other best-selling picturebooks.
Quill & Quire - December 1, 2008
"This comically eerie picture book celebrates a folk tradition...The visual echoes of...classic fantasy illustrators will add a dimension of enjoyment for readers who will recognize them."
Resource Links - December 1, 2008
"This book is a Canadiana gem... highly recommended for elementary classrooms."


Resource Links "The Year's Best", commended  CA  2008

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Grades K-3
Beautifully illustrated
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Award-winning authors
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