The Pie That Molly Grew

Using "The House That Jack Built" rhyme scheme and beginning with the planting of a single seed, the journey of bringing a pumpkin to harvest comes to life for young readers. Under Molly's watchful eye and care, each stage of growth--from the seed to the sprout to the leaves to the final fruit on the vine--is showcased. And at the end, Molly's lovely pumpkin is turned into a delicious pie for one and all to share in a celebration of gratitude. All from the seed that Molly sowed. Back matter includes fun facts about pumpkins, the important pollinators who help them grow, as well as a pumpkin pie recipe.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111844), PDF (9781668908211), Hosted ebook (9781668908235)
Copyright 2023
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 10 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations

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Author: Sue Heavenrich

Sue Heavenrich used to teach science. Now she writes magazine articles and books for children and their families. When the ground is warm and the sun is shining, Sue plants pumpkin seeds in her garden. She mulches and weeds and waters her plants. She watches—and counts—the many kinds of bees that visit her flowers. And when it’s time, she slices and dices and mixes and spices . . . and bakes up her favorite kind of pie!

Illustrator: Chamisa Kellogg

Chamisa Kellogg is an illustrator, art director, and animator based in Portland, Oregon. She has illustrated several books and creates artwork for children’s games and animation. Her work is influenced by her love for plants and nature, and she strives to make art that celebrates compassion, hope, and connection. When she’s not drawing, Chamisa can be found in her garden, enjoying a good cup of coffee, or baking. She also happens to be a big fan of pumpkin pie.

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