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Pumpkinhead by Eric Rohmann


by Eric Rohmann

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Caring parents raise their son who has a pumpkin for a head. Story begins by challenging readers with an adventure. Story tells challenges of having a pumpkin for a head but ends well. Similar to other fairy tales about unusual children.
  SASegsworth | Jun 13, 2013 |
I didn't expect much from this book. After all, books called Pumpkinhead don't exactly scream literary gold, but I found this book at the same time as as The Cinder-Eyed Cats and I gave it a try. It was a simple story and I encourage anyone looking for a little light reading to give it a try. It certainly is an adventure story. It has the quest and the journey and even a brief moment of self-realization for the protagonist. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Pumpkinhead is a story about a boy who is different from everyone else. Even though his is different his family still loves him very much. One day he has something terrible happen and his family thinks he is lost forever. In the end the boy finds out that because of his difference life may be more difficult for him, but he is ok with that. ( )
  lmhudson | Nov 16, 2012 |
this book is about a bo who has a pumpkin for a head. when a bat steals his head, he is forced to go on an adventure to find it. along the way he learns to love himself for the boy he is, despite his oddity.
  nkertz | Dec 4, 2011 |
This story was about a little boy named Ortho, who had a pumpkin for a head. Ortho's pumpkin head was taken by a bat for his new home. The bat got tired and dropped his head in the ocean. Then, he was swallowed by a fish who later caught him up. Then, he was caught by a fisherman and put up for sale as a pumpkin fish. Surprisingly, his mother saw him at the fish market and bought him back and took him home. This story teaches children that unexpected and sometimes bad things can happen but things usually turn out to be okay if you don't give up.
  JDHensley | Apr 8, 2009 |
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Otho was born with a pumpkin for a head. And despite what one might think, he was not seen as a curiosity by his family. So begins this brilliantly droll tale of a very unusual boy. Otho loses his pumpkin head–quite literally–when a bat decides it would make a good home. And despite what one might think, this is not the end for Otho, but the beginning of a great adventure. Is Otho’s story a parable? A cautionary tale? A celebration of the individual? A head trip? That is something each reader (and Otho) will have to decide. . . . .

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A boy with a pumpkin for a head learns a valuable lesson about what it means to be different.

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