The Pumpkin Runner

by Marsha Diane Arnold

Hardcover, 1998

Status

Available

Call number

394.2

Collection

Publication

Dial Books (1998), Edition: 1st, 32 pages

Description

An Australian sheep rancher who eats pumpkins for energy enters a race from Melbourne to Sydney, despite people laughing at his eccentricities.

User reviews

LibraryThing member ampitcher
awesome book to show how a person achieves personal goals
LibraryThing member lhendrix9983
The story is about an Australian sheep rancher that eats pumpkins for energy. He enters a race from Melbourne to Sydney, despite people making fun of his eccentricities. It is a great story of determination and faith. I would definitely tell the story again. It has many character quality lessons in
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it. The book was found in the E section for everybody in the Statham Public Library.
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LibraryThing member DemiRNarmore
A wonderful book to show children that running a race is not all about winning. Joshua Summerhayes, the main character, is an odd boy, but turns out to be a hero in the town's harvest pumpkin race.

Grade: Kindergarten and up

Awards

Show Me Readers Award (Nominee — 2001)

Lexile

L

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

10.88 inches

ISBN

0803721242 / 9780803721241

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