The pumpkins raised on the Pringle farm in Vermont are the finest in the world and highly prized by makers of pies and preserves. That's because Joe Miller, Farmer Pringle's nephew, has a secret for growing great, glorious pumpkins. On Halloween, he picks twenty-one of the biggest and best to carve into jack o' lanterns—and that's where this exuberant adventure begins.ThisThe pumpkins raised on the Pringle farm in Vermont are the finest in the world and highly prized by makers of pies and preserves. That's because Joe Miller, Farmer Pringle's nephew, has a secret for growing great, glorious pumpkins. On Halloween, he picks twenty-one of the biggest and best to carve into jack o' lanterns—and that's where this exuberant adventure begins.This charming Halloween fantasy ventures under the sea to recount Joe's comic exploits. In hopes of discovering the young farmer's secret, a wily Ancient Mariner sweeps Joe, along with his little cousin Pearl, below the waves, where they encounter fairies, mermaids, and the inmates of Davy Jones' locker, a rowdy crew of hungry pirates with an insatiable craving for pumpkin pie. This reprint of a hard-to-find original edition will enchant children of all ages. Scores of vivid illustrations include 16 full-page color images by W. W. Denslow, the artist of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ...
|Title||:||The Pearl and the Pumpkin: A Classic Halloween Tale|
|Number of Pages||:||264 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Pearl and the Pumpkin: A Classic Halloween Tale Reviews
This book was a fun little find at a used bookstore that I visited while on vacation. I had never heard of it before but instantly recognized the art style on the cover as the same as The Wizard of Oz.It was a relatively quick and simple read and I'm finding it a little difficult to rate. Compared to more modern children's fantasy stories, this book isn't too great, however, when compared with other children's fantasies of the age (ie: The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, etc.), it's not too bad. I probably will rate it a little higher because of my love of Halloween (or Hallow E'en as they spell it in the book). My biggest issue is the drawn out ending which definitely could have been shortened by about 50 pages.The story itself I'd probably give 3 stars to but I'll add a fourth star due to the charming illustrations throughout.
I didn’t particularly enjoy this book recommended and lent to me by a customer. It seemed like a poor imitation of The Wizard of Oz although really the only thing they shared was the illustrator. There were some enjoyable parts but overall it kept missing the mark.
Somehow I've become a harsh critic. It was an interesting story, but it didn't catch me. And it was strange to read. I wasn't engaged at all. I didn't like any of the characters except for maybe Davey Jones. Everyone was selfish or greedy or rude.