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Rotten Pumpkin Curriculum Guide
Rotten Pumpkin Activities
Rotten Pumpkin Play
Interview with the Authors

978-1-939547-03-3

Hardcover
32pp, color

9in x 9in
Juvenile Nonfiction: Science & Nature
4 to12

Fall 2013 

$16.99

Rotten Pumpkin

By David M. Schwartz
Photographs by Dwight Kuhn

 

In brilliant images and an easy-to-understand text, Schwartz and Kuhn tell the story of what happens to a Jack O'Lantern after Halloween. Compost won't mean the same thing after you've seen the amazing transformation of Jack from grinning pumpkin to mold-mottled wreckage to hopeful green shoot. Part story, part science, and a whole lot of fun. 

"Leave it to Schwartz and Kuhn (What in the Wild: Mysteries of Nature Concealed and Revealed, 2010) to combine their considerable talents again to create a page-turning title on decomposition...an ecology lesson, an inspiration for readers' theater-or a compelling read all on its own." 
        -Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews