An Indian Flood Story
Pattan has an amazing pumpkin... it grows BIGGER than the goats, BIGGER than the elephants, until it is as TALL as the mountains.
But can Pattan's pumpkin save his family and all the animals when the storm-clouds burst and the waters rise?
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What Reviewers Are Saying
"The vivid and striking illustrations by Frane Lessac bring the story to life with dramatic detail and lovely depictions of people and animals. Beautifully told, this reads aloud to perfection and is an interesting addition to a library of myths and legends." * Parents in Touch * "The illustrations are striking and vibrant, and the colour palette is so rich that the images practically leap off the page. A sweet tale for readers aged 4-8 years. The text is easy to read and has a soft, gentle tone that will soothe young readers at bedtime and have them happily dozing in no time at all. A beautiful book and the perfect addition to your picture book library." * BuzzWords Books * "A brilliant traditional 'flood tale' from India, beautifully retold and presented." * Read It, Daddy * "Frane Lessac's naive style illustrations are a kaleidoscope of colour and the playful expressions of the animals inject humour into the straightforward, direct narrative. A must for primary classrooms; why not try sharing it around harvest time." * Red Reading Hub * "The text is easy to read, is humorous and has a soft, gentle tone that will soothe young readers at bedtime and have them happily dozing in no time at all. A beautiful book and the perfect addition to our picture book home library." * London Mums - Book of the Week * "For a book celebrating the Indian version of the flood story, look no further than Pattan's Pumpkin." * Armadillo * "This picture book is a visual delight with vibrant illustrations and an appealingly childlike painterly style richly coloured and full of detail." * Books for Keeps 5 star review * "While the vibrant full-bled illustrations make the book a wonderful selection for a readaloud, it also lends itself to being shared in a small group of readers. A thoroughly detailed author's note provides important source information, including details about the folktale's geographic and cultural roots." * Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books *