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Pumpkin Power: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Illustrated by Hannah Marks

Part of the Bloomsbury Young Readers Series

Key Stage 1 Fantasy / Magical

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Book Band: Gold Ideal for ages 6+

Patricia Cleveland-Peck puts a nice spin on the Cinderella story in this tale of gardening, teamwork and enterprise. Perkin is a young gardener, undervalued and underpaid by his employer, who similarly exploits her own stepdaughter, employed as the house-keeper. The gift of 7 pumpkin seeds change the two young people’s lives, and though the bit with the prince plays pretty much as it always does, the real happy ending comes with the establishment of a pumpkin pie business. The story is bound to keep readers turning the pages, short chapters dividing it nicely into manageable chunks and the full colour illustrations will make it even more appealing and easy to read. In the Bloomsbury Young Readers series this is the perfect step-up from picture books and just right for children ready to start reading for themselves.

Andrea Reece

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Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories.

Pumpkin Power: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Synopsis

You've probably heard the story of Cinderella; how her father married for the second time and how his wife was a nasty, mean woman. But did you know Cinderella had a friend called Perkin who worked in the garden? She wasn't the only one the fairy godmother helped. You see, it all started with seven, big seeds...

This magical retelling of a classic fairytale from bestselling author Patricia Cleveland-Peck is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features magical illustrations from Hannah Marks and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472961198
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Illustrator: Hannah Marks
Publisher: Featherstone an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Fantasy / Magical

About Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Patricia Cleveland-Peck lived in France and Ireland before settling in rural Sussex. She has published fourteen children's books and has also written adult books and plays. She now works as a travel journalist but with a young granddaughter has returned to the world of children's books with You Can't Take an Elephant on a Bus, her first book for Bloomsbury.

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