To learn more about the “curious” history of the pumpkin, please be sure to check out this week’s title. I’ve touched on just a slice of the pumpkin’s up-and-down journey through time, but there is much more treasure to be mined from this engaging work of nonfiction. And don’t worry: pumpkinheads and good ol’ jack-o’-lanterns have their place in this book.
So carve out some reading time, and enjoy a pumpkin-tastic narrative.
Jan Johnston is the Collection Development Coordinator for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. Email her at email@example.com.
The Curious Story
of an American Icon"
By Cindy Ott:
University of Washington Press,