THE PUMPKIN PATCH by Patricia Miles Martin

THE PUMPKIN PATCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Kate's Kindergarten class planned a field trip to a pumpkin patch, and the children were all instructed to come equipped with dimes so that they could buy their own pumpkins. Kate decided to invest in conservation instead--the pumpkin of her choice was sheltering a mouse, so Kate paid for it and then left it to be undisturbed. It's an easy to enjoy, slightly different Hallowe'en story enlivened with Kate's friendship/feud with Wally Wilson, the class troublemaker, and with scenes that catch the tempo of primary school activities. Tom Hamil's cartoon illustrations are casually drawn but full of small, silly details to provide reading relief.

Pub Date: Aug. 11th, 1966
Publisher: Putnam