When Pumpkins Fly

byMargaret LawrenceIllustratorMargaret Lawrence, Amanda Sandland

September 8, 2020|
When Pumpkins Fly by Margaret Lawrence
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The air is cold, the nights are long, and Halloween is just around the corner. This is the time of year when pumpkins fly! In the remote, fly-in community of Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, the last cargo flight of October brings some strange orange guests for the children. Seeing a pumpkin for the first time, the local kids eagerly carve and light their first jack-o-lantern. But when everyone adjourns to the community hall for the Halloween dance, the pumpkin is left alone outside. The land around Sanikiluaq is home to many spirits who love to cause mischief, especially this time of year. But what would a land spirit do with a pumpkin? This adorable book gives young readers a window into how Halloween is celebrated in an Arctic Inuit community, incorporating contemporary celebrations and Inuit folklore.
Margaret Lawrence is an educator and artist. She was born in Japan and moved to the Canadian Arctic in 1980, first to Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit) and then to Sanikiluaq in 1988, where she began teaching. She has spent more than half her life in the Canadian Arctic, seeing much change in the community over that time period. She has been...
Title:When Pumpkins Fly
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:32 pages, 8.5 X 9.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 8.5 X 9.5 X 1 in
Published:September 8, 2020
Publisher:Inhabit Media
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781772272499

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