Monday, October 8, 2012

Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor

So, I went to my new library's holiday book section and you will never guess what was just sitting there in the Halloween books! (Okay, you might guess, I mean it's in the title of the post and all.) A Tasha Tudor Halloween book!! Yes I did!  Pumpkin Moonshine is the story of how little Sylvie Ann decided to carve a jack-o-lantern.
(Did you know were they called pumpkin moonshines at some point in time?  I didn't, so I was looking online to see the origin there and all I found was a bunch of stuff about making alcohol with pumpkins.  Not quite what I was looking for. Anyway, "oh great and powerful internet" also came up with a review Burgin had done of this book and apparently this was the first book written by Tasha Tudor. Very cool!)

Sorry,  I get chatty sometimes.  Back to the book! Sylie Ann has to climb all the way to the top of a big hill to get to the pumpkin patch. And, after she gets there she picks a pumpkin that she can't even carry.  But, oh, it gets down the hill...
 And it's so cute, because she apologizes, even to the goats and geese. And she carves the pumpkin with the help of her grandpawp (cute!) and saves the seeds to plant for next year. I know you'll all love it! Happy reading!
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PS- I also came across this very interesting post on Tasha Tudor and children's books trends, etc. written by an author/artist named Karin Cates.  Is anyone familiar with her work?  I'm intrigued now.  

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