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The Vanishing Pumpkin

The Vanishing Pumpkin

A classic Halloween story about a pumpkin gone missing is certain to delight readers of all ages!

When a 700-year-old woman and an 800-year-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

Title:The Vanishing Pumpkin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780698114142
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    The Vanishing Pumpkin Reviews

  • Miriam

    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 thi...

  • Ashlee Draper Galyean

    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....

  • Peggy

    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 t...

  • Sarah

    I love every single thing about this book. It's a classic for dePaola--before he was famous and I am enamored of the colors and compositions and I also love the story. And the phrasings. It's funny an...

  • Kelsey Yates

    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?" ...

  • Junessa

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

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    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 pu...

  • Eliza

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

  • Jennifer Velez

    This is a great Halloween book. This book is about a 700 year old woman and a 800 year old man who lost a pumpkin. They went around searching for their pumpkin around their house. They didn't find it ...

  • Meredith

    In this story rife with delightfully antiquated vocabulary, an 800-year old man and an 700-year old woman discover that their pumpkin has been "snitched" and set off in search of it, interrogating who...