Pumpkin Fiesta by Caryn Yacowitz

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Hoping to win a prize for the best pumpkin at the fiesta, Foolish Fernando tries to copy Old Juana's successful gardening techniques, but without really watching to see how much effort and love she puts into her work. Includes a recipe for pumpkin soup.


About Caryn Yacowitz

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Author BioPumpkin Fiesta is Caryn Yacowitz' first book for HarperCollins Children's Books. She lives in Palo Alto, CA. Illustrator BioJoe Cepeda also illustrated Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron. He lives in Rosemead, CA. Joe?Cepeda is the illustrator of many awarding-winning picture books?including "Peeny Butter Fudge" by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, "What a Truly Cool World "by Julius Lester, a?"Family Life" Magazine Top 10 Best Books of the Year, a "Family Fun" Critic's Choice, and?BCCB Blue Ribbon Book", Mice and Beans "by Pam Mu?oz Ryan, and "Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey" by Joy Cowley which was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Mr Cepeda received his BFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Cepeda received the Recognition of Merit Award for 2000 from The George G. Stone Center for Children's Books. His illustrations have appeared in publications such as The Los Angeles Times; Buzz, Inc. Magazine; and Latina Magazine.
Published August 30, 1998 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books.

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Brightly colored oil paintings humorously use movement and contrast to show, on three occasions, Foolish Fernando spying on Old Juana in the pumpkin patch, and every time missing the point.

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Old Juana always wins the crown for the best pumpkins at the annual fiesta, but her envious neighbor, Foolish Fernando, is determined to wrest it from her.

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