Punkin's biggest wish is to become the very best pumpkin on his hidden acre in the eastern orchard of Westorchid. With encouragement from his friends, Punkin is determined to be selected as the finest pumpkin at the Halloween Harvest Fair.Magic is in the air, as the young pumpkin sits patiently in his beautiful patch, hoping to grow large enough to be selected for the fair. He hears the chirping sounds of birds and learns that their music helps him grow! Sparrow struggles to pronounce his name, calling him Punkin. He blinks in approval at the sound of his new name as other creatures from Westorchid approach him.Wren, Hare, and Fawn discover Punkin's wish, and with encouraging words from his friends, Punkin's color turns orange and he grows into a very large round pumpkin, just in time for the harvest. But this is just the beginning of his adventure!Christine Conrad Cazes lives and works in Thornwood, New York. She teaches remedial reading and writing as part of her public school's Response to Intervention Program. Born in St. Mary's, Pennsylvania, she received a BA in English literature from Gannon University, an MA in theater arts from Pennsylvania State University, and a MPS in reading and writing from Manhattanville College. Some of her poetry has been published, but this is her first children's book.Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/ChristineConradCazes
BIOGRAPHY Christine Conrad Cazes lives with her husband and Bichon Frise in Thornwood, Westchester County, New York. A teacher for more than 20 years, she continues to instruct elementary school children in reading and writing for the Mount Pleasant Central School District. The author enjoys family gatherings and activities, and loves traveling during holiday breaks. PUNKIN, her first children's book of the Westorchid Children’s Book Series, is about the magical journey of a young pumpkin. Her second book, GEM'S GIFT, is an action-packed story about a young squirrel who learns the power of love. Her third book, SHE NEVER ASKED FOR WINGS, features a swan who overcomes obstacles and proves that miracles do exist. All three books received the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the categories of Children’s Interest, Children’s Literary Fiction, and Children’s Inspiration. THE CARIBOU KING is the author’s fourth children’s book that embraces the idea of hope. When faced with personal dilemmas or natural disasters, the story holds onto the hope that tomorrow will be better.
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