Biggest Pumpkin, The by Sandra J. Horning
  

Biggest Pumpkin, The

Written by Sandra J. Horning
Illustrated by Holly Stone-Barker

Synopsis

Biggest Pumpkin, The by Sandra J. Horning

Plant a prize-winning seed and help it grow! Join Gavin as he attempts to win first place at the local fair by growing the largest gourd in the world! Children will learn how to plant, fertilize, and pollinate a seed just as Gavin does. With the help of his friends and neighbors, Gavin becomes an expert on pumpkins. Through advice and hands-on experience, he learns how to care for his garden. Full of helpful facts and easy tips, this is an educational and amusing story that emphasizes the skill involved in gardening. A perfect companion for the classroom, this book teaches children about the science of cultivation, the commitment required to care for a living plant, and how to make homemade pumpkin pie.

About the Author

Sandra Horning graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Russian. Hornings love of childrens books began in school, flourished when she worked in the childrens department of a bookstore, and took shape as a career when she lived in County Galway, Ireland. She lives with her husband, two sons, eight chickens, and three ducks in Chaplin, Connecticut. Illustrator Holly Stone-Barker graduated with a BFA in communications design from Pratt Institute in New York. She works as a freelance illustrator and enjoys teaching. Stone-Barkers colorful illustrations are created with a variety of different papers that she finds in her travels. Some of her other titles with Pelican include Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate and The Little Read Hen. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her husband and two children.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years

Author

Sandra J. Horning
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Publisher

Pelican Publishing Co

Publication date

15th September 2014

ISBN

9781455619252


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