Striking, full-color photographs show the lifespan of a pumpkin from a tiny seed to a blooming vine, then a small gourd, and finally a jack-o-lantern lighting up a dark Halloween night, in this beautiful picture book. Includes instructions on how to safely carve a jack-o-lantern.
From late summer to Thanksgiving, pumpkins are everywhere, a symbol of fall and a reminder of the holidays to come. In this handsome book, Ken Robbins
—widely known for his sumptuous photo-essays on subjects ranging from trucks to tools to autumn leaves—portrays the pumpkin from seed, to sprout, to flower, to fully fledged fruit, and back again. Instructions are given to (safely) carve a jack-o'-lantern. As always in a book by Ken Robbins
, a simple—but never simplisitc—text is accompanied by luscious photographs.
specializes in photographic nonfiction books on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to autumn leaves. His book “Tools, ” with its trademark hand-tinted photographs was a “New York Times” Best Illustrated Book. His books for Atheneum include “Fireflies at Midnight” by Marilyn Singer, “Trucks, Thunder on the Plains, ” and “Apples.” Mr. Robbins lives in East Hampton, Long Island.