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The Vanishing Pumpkin ➹ [Download] ➵ The Vanishing Pumpkin By Tony Johnston ➼ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk A classic Halloween story about a pumpkin gone missing is certain to delight readers of all ages When a year old woman and an year old man want to make pumpkin pie on Halloween, they can t find thei A classic Halloween story about a pumpkin gone missing is certain to delight readers of all ages When ayear old woman and anyear The Vanishing ePUB ´ old man want to make pumpkin pie on Halloween, they can t find their pumpkin Our pumpkin s been snitched, cries the woman And off they go to find it A good bet for Halloween story hours School Library Journal There can never be enough Halloween stories This one is appealing, participatory, fast paced and a delight in the telling Children s Book Review Service.


10 thoughts on “The Vanishing Pumpkin

  1. Mir Mir says:

    Well, that was strange That s not a criticism, just an observation This book dates to the last gasp of the trippy picture books I grew up with, although it s not quite like them, either For one thing, it has the toneof a garbled folktale than an hallucination.A seven hundred year old woman and an eight hundred year old man realize it is Halloween and are excited about the excuse to bake a pumpkin pie because apparently that is what ancient witches do for Halloween, contrary to the feve Well, that was strange That s not a criticism, just an observation This book dates to the last gasp of the trippy picture books I grew up with, although it s not quite like them, either For one thing, it has the toneof a garbled folktale than an hallucination.A seven hundred year old woman and an eight hundred year old man realize it is Halloween and are excited about the excuse to bake a pumpkin pie because apparently that is what ancient witches do for Halloween, contrary to the fevered accounts of Puritan types But their pumpkin is GONE Using their magic they speed around the region interrogating other supernatural creatures regarding the whereabouts of their gourd and casting various bizarre spells on them, which the innocent victims seem to take as all good fun One by one they join the search, untilIf I have any complaint it is that the rapscallion looks like a Jawa and the ghoul looks like a leprechaun Otherwise I quite liked the illustrations They re maybe a littlewholesome than the tone of the story, but that s probably good because otherwise it might be a little scary for small children Not like The Tailypo A Ghost Story scary or anything, though, don t worry This one ends happily Recommended for Halloween if you can find it


  2. Ashlee Draper Galyean Ashlee Draper Galyean says:

    Somehow I hope my marriage ends up like this I m not sure exactly what that means but I think I ll know when we get there.


  3. Peggy Peggy says:

    I love to read this one to my kids and they love it too Not only do I get to say fun words like rapscallion and varmint, there are funny, unexpected twists like when the old woman and the old man took off down the road as fast as a 700 year old woman and the 800 year old man could In fact they fairly flew Highly recommended for ages 3 9


  4. Ann-Marie Ann-Marie says:

    Our favorite kid s Halloween book to read aloud It has so much scope for doing many different spooky voices And,you can t beat the illustrations by Tomie dePaola I ll do you such a trick


  5. Abigail Abigail says:

    When a 700 year old woman and an 800 year old man, both witches, discover on Halloween Day that their pumpkin has been stolen, they are rightly incensed, given their fondness for pumpkin pie Setting out to track down the thief, they question a ghoul, a rapscallion and a varmint, using their magic to temporarily transform each in the process Holding no grudges, these creatures follow after the old woman and man, joining them in the hunt Eventually the group encounters a 900 year old wizard, When a 700 year old woman and an 800 year old man, both witches, discover on Halloween Day that their pumpkin has been stolen, they are rightly incensed, given their fondness for pumpkin pie Setting out to track down the thief, they question a ghoul, a rapscallion and a varmint, using their magic to temporarily transform each in the process Holding no grudges, these creatures follow after the old woman and man, joining them in the hunt Eventually the group encounters a 900 year old wizard, who has put the pumpkin to good use, and all ends happilyHaving greatly enjoyed Tony Johnston s The Witch s Hat , an enchanting little magical tale that also features a witch, I was curious to see how I would like The Vanishing Pumpkin, published a year earlier in 1983 , and illustrated by the talented Tomie dePaola, who is also famous for his own witchy creation, in the figure of Strega Nona This is quite a trippy dippy little tale, and feels somehowlike a book from the 1970s, than one from the 1980s The story itself is fun, and the artwork is amusing I appreciated the use of words like rapscallion and varmint, and found the humor quite enjoyable Recommended to Tony Johnston and or Tomie DePaola fans, and to anyone looking for slightly surreal Halloween picture books


  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    I love every single thing about this book It s a classic for dePaola before he was famous and I am enad of the colors and compositions and I also love the story And the phrasings It s funny and it s about the best creatures of Halloween And the cloth binding under the dust jacket is lavender.Sigh Sarah Montambo Powell


  7. Kelsey Yates Kelsey Yates says:

    One of my very favorite books The kids know it is an October tradition to read this book before bed My husband does the best voices We quote it regularly Leaping Lizards A great big fat one Snitched


  8. Junessa Junessa says:

    Engaging story with classic halloween characters ghoul, rapscallion, wizard Nice read aloud book.


  9. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    This had the feel of a folktale, but there was no note in the book indicating that it was based on one It s an odd story about a 700 year old woman and an 800 year old man looking for their stolen pumpkin I don t know why Johnston made them so old, except to emphasize by their age that they re supernatural and magical I like the way Johnston told the story, and the way she presented the dialogue Nevertheless, it was odd An ok read for Halloween.


  10. Eliza Eliza says:

    I likedhow the auther kept adding on the charicters.It was great


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