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Pattan's Pumpkin

By Chitra Soundar
Illustrated by Frané Lessac

Pattan finds an ailing flower and decides to plant it near his hut and nurture it. To Pattan's surprise the flower changes into a magnificent pumpkin and grows until it reaches the summit of the mountain.

When a terrifying storm arrives and tragedy threatens, the pumpkin and Pattan's ingenuity lead to a rescue plan for the whole village.

  • Fascinating Indian flood story reminiscent of Noah's Ark. Vividly retold by Indian multicultural author and storyteller Chitra Soundar.
  • Relevant to current environmental issues.
  • Striking naive illustrations from award-winning artist Frané Lessac of A Is For Australia.

About the author

Chitra Soundar was born and brought up in India, where traditions, festivals and mythology are a way of life. She now lives in South East London, and regularly visits schools, bookshops and libraries to tell stories and teach creative writing. She is a member of the international Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

About the illustrator

Fran Lessac is an award-winning American artist who has exhibited her paintings in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. She lives in Freemantle, Australia, but loves to travel and to create books based on her worldwide journeys. She has published more than forty children's books throughout the world and has won many international awards. She is currently Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Australia West.

ISBN: 9781910959442
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Dimensions: 240 x 275mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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