"A beautiful book and the perfect addition to your picture book library."

Buzzwords Magazine

Pattan's Pumpkin

An exciting, vibrantly illustrated folk-tale from India, of the Great Flood


Pattan has an amazing pumpkin… it grows BIGGER than the goats, BIGGER than the elephants, until it is as TALL as the mountains.


But can Pattan’s pumpkin save his family and all the animals when the storm-clouds burst and the waters rise?


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Pattan's Pumpkin
Pattan's Pumpkin
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Pattan's Pumpkin

Books for Keeps gives Pattan's Pumpkin 5 stars

"T​his picture book is a visual delight with vibrant illustrations and an appealingly childlike painterly style richly coloured and full of detail."

Guardian review of Peter in Peril & Pattan's Pumpkin

Pattan's Pumpkin and Peter in Peril are chosen by children’s author Sita Brahmachari as sustaining stories that will help young people find hope and strength in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Pattan's Pumpkin: London Mums Book of the Week

The vivid and striking colour palette of the striking naïve drawings by Lessac brings the story to life with dramatic detail and lovely depictions of people and animals. Beautifully told, this reads aloud to perfection and is an interesting addition to a library of myths and legends.

Papers Pens Poets interviews Chitra Soundar

Read Papers Pens Poets interview with Chitra Soundar, author of Pattan's Pumpkin.

Armadillo reviews Otter-Barry Autumn Titles

"Otter Barry Books, an exciting new imprint launched just this year is continuing to push boundaries and excite readers with its output."

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PB  £6.99  Oct 2018

275 x 240mm  32 pp

Age 4+


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