Pumpkinhead

By Eric Rohmann
(Alfred A. Knopf, Hardcover, 9780375824166, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 12, 2003

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Description

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. . . . .




About the Author
Eric Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. Eric won a Caldecott Honor Book award for "Time Flies, " and a Caldecott Medal award for "My Friend Rabbit"., andhas written four children's books: "My Friend Rabbit, The Cinder-Eyed Cats, Pumpkinhead, " and "A Kitten's Tale". Visit his website at www.ericrohmann.com.
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