Pumpkin Fiesta

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Harper Collins, Aug 30, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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.


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User Review  - AdrienneWood - LibraryThing

Old Juana and Foolish Fernando have very different outcomes in their pumpkin patches and Foolish Fernando tries to take credit for the beautiful crop that Old Juana grew. In the end, she shows him ... Read full review

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User Review  - jewolf - LibraryThing

Pumpkin fiesta is a story of a man who is determined to have the best pumpkin and win the first place award. The one problem is that he has no idea how to grow a pumpkin. He starts to watch Old Juana ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Author Bio
Pumpkin 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.

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