Pattan's Pumpkin

Pattan's Pumpkin

A Traditional Flood Story From Southern India

Book - 2017 | First U.S. edition.
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Pattan has an amazing pumpkin. It grows bigger than the goats, bigger than the elephants... so BIG that it is as TALL as the mountains. Then one day, the storm clouds burst and the waters rise. Pattan, his family, and all the animals are in danger from the momentous flood. Can Pattan and his giant pumpkin save the day? Based on a traditional tale told by the Irula people of southern India -- From dust jacket.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763692742
Branch Call Number: BL1215.D45 C55 2017
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lessac, Frané - Illustrator


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Feb 24, 2018

Gorgeous illustrations and wonderful story! Add to the flood lore- Gilgamesh, Noah, etc. But there is no moral or angry god- just a wonderful farmer and lover of animals, and truly magnificent pumpkin!


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