Stumpkin

Illustrated by: Lucy Ruth Cummins
For Ages: 4 - 8
From the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of A Hungry Lion comes a unique Halloween story about a stemless pumpkin who dreams of becoming a jack-o-lantern.

Stumpkin is the most handsome pumpkin on the block. He’s as orange as a traffic cone! Twice as round as a basketball! He has no bad side! He’s perfect choice for a Halloween jack-o-lantern.

There’s just one problem—Stumpkin has a stump, not a stem. And no one seems to want a stemless jack-o-lantern for their window.

As Halloween night approaches, more and more of his fellow pumpkins leave, but poor Stumpkin remains. Will anyone give Stumpkin his chance to shine?
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 56 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781534413627 | 
  • July 2018 | 
  • Grades P - 3 | 
  • Lexile ® 500L
List Price $23.99 (price may vary by retailer)

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About the Author

Lucy Ruth Cummins
Photograph by Jonathan Dorfman

Lucy Ruth Cummins

Lucy Ruth Cummins is a writer, illustrator, and full-time art director of children’s books. She loves watching television, reading really long books about US Presidents, and Pomeranian dogs. She was born in Canada, raised in upstate New York, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry. Visit her online at LucyRuthCummins.com.

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