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Pattan's Pumpkin An Indian Flood Story

Written by Chitra Soundar, Frane Lessac

Pattan's Pumpkin An Indian Flood Story Synopsis

Pattan has an amazing pumpkin... it grows BIGGER than the goats, BIGGER than the elephants, until it is as TALL as the mountains. But can Pattan's pumpkin save his family and all the animals when the storm-clouds burst and the waters rise?

Pattan's Pumpkin An Indian Flood Story Press Reviews

The vivid and striking illustrations by Frane Lessac bring the story to life with dramatic detail and lovely depictions of people and animals. Beautifully told, this reads aloud to perfection and is an interesting addition to a library of myths and legends. * Parents in Touch * The illustrations are striking and vibrant, and the colour palette is so rich that the images practically leap off the page. A sweet tale for readers aged 4-8 years. The text is easy to read and has a soft, gentle tone that will soothe young readers at bedtime and have them happily dozing in no time at all. A beautiful book and the perfect addition to your picture book library. * BuzzWords Books * A brilliant traditional 'flood tale' from India, beautifully retold and presented. * Read It, Daddy * Frane Lessac's naive style illustrations are a kaleidoscope of colour and the playful expressions of the animals inject humour into the straightforward, direct narrative. A must for primary classrooms; why not try sharing it around harvest time. * Red Reading Hub * The text is easy to read, is humorous and has a soft, gentle tone that will soothe young readers at bedtime and have them happily dozing in no time at all. A beautiful book and the perfect addition to our picture book home library. * London Mums - Book of the Week * For a book celebrating the Indian version of the flood story, look no further than Pattan's Pumpkin. * Armadillo * This picture book is a visual delight with vibrant illustrations and an appealingly childlike painterly style richly coloured and full of detail. * Books for Keeps 5 star review * While the vibrant full-bled illustrations make the book a wonderful selection for a readaloud, it also lends itself to being shared in a small group of readers. A thoroughly detailed author's note provides important source information, including details about the folktale's geographic and cultural roots. * Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910959848
Publication date: 21st June 2018
Author: Chitra Soundar, Frane Lessac
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Chitra Soundar, Frane Lessac

Chitra Soundar was born and brought up in India, where traditions, festivals and mythology are a way of life. She now lives in South East London, and regularly visits schools, bookshops and libraries to tell stories and teach creative writing. She is a member of the international Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Frane Lessac is an award-winning American artist who has exhibited her paintings in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. She lives in Freemantle, Australia, but loves to travel and to create books based on her worldwide journeys. She has published more than forty children's books ...

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