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The Pumpkins of Time: A Story for a Field

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Pumpkins, dandelions, aliens from space, and a little time travel add up to a fast-moving, funny science-fiction novel for middle grade readers. “Gilden salts this humorous sci-fi tale with literary references, keeps the plot spinning like a plate on a stick, and promises more hilarious adventures for this plucky, unconventional duo.”--School Library Journal
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 30th 1994 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published October 1st 1994)
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We have found "The Myron", and he was OK.

I plucked this book from the library shelf because the title reminded me of something Robyn Hitchcock once said. I did not have very high hopes for it, and it's quite a serviceable little book for someone who is learning to enjoy reading. There is peril, witty dialogue (for its target audience), and fast-moving action. There are plucky children and other quirky characters. There is also a cat. However, some of the witty dialogue comes at the expense of ch
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Debbie
Farcical take-off on science fiction would require quite a bit of background reading to "get" the literary allusions. Alternates with bits of "horror" genre zombie-type "characters" and a justification for action. Who likes pumpkin pulp anyway?
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