Great Pumpkins

by Peter Cole and Jessica Hurley
Photography by Kate Kunath

Published by Chronicle Books, 2003

Great Pumpkins features pumpkin-carving ideas to light up every porch and window, from an evil witch on a broomstick sure to terrify the neighbors to cute little kittens to welcome ‘frady cats of all stripes. Artist Peter Cole has created a delightfully clever array of pumpkin tableaux, including Pumpkinstein, a monstrous experiment in scary fun, and Cinderella’s Magic Coach, a beautiful carriage flanked by two white gourd swans. Simple instructions give novice carvers the know-how, while experienced carvers will find practical inspiration for show-stopping artistry. Step-by-step instructions for selecting a pumpkin with the potential for greatness and a look at carving supplies complete this whimsical guide. Plus, there s a selection of easy-to-use stencils created just for this book that guarantee success.

Leslie Jonath: Acquisition Editor, Concept developer

Spiral-bound, 80 pages
ISBN: 0811840581
Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches