The Pumpkin Runner

The Pumpkin Runner Nearly all the sheep ranchers in Blue Gum Valley rode horses or drove jeeps to check on their sheep But Joshua Summerhayes liked to runwith Yellow Dog trailing behind him So it s no surprise when Josh
  • Title: The Pumpkin Runner
  • Author: Marsha Diane Arnold Brad Sneed
  • ISBN: 9780803721241
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Pumpkin Runner
    Nearly all the sheep ranchers in Blue Gum Valley rode horses or drove jeeps to check on their sheep But Joshua Summerhayes liked to runwith Yellow Dog trailing behind him So it s no surprise when Joshua decides to enter a race from Melbourne to Sydney People laugh when old Joshua shows up in his overalls and gumboots, calmly nibbling a slice of pumpkin for energy Nearly all the sheep ranchers in Blue Gum Valley rode horses or drove jeeps to check on their sheep But Joshua Summerhayes liked to runwith Yellow Dog trailing behind him So it s no surprise when Joshua decides to enter a race from Melbourne to Sydney People laugh when old Joshua shows up in his overalls and gumboots, calmly nibbling a slice of pumpkin for energy But then he pulls into the lead, and folks are forced to sit up and take noticeE.Inspired by a true event and just in time for fall s pumpkin harvest a talented team introduces a humble and generous hero who knows that winning isn t always the reason to run a race.Marsha Diane Arnold made an impressive debut School Library Journal with the multi award winning Heart of a Tiger Dial Brad Sneed most recently illustrated Smoky Mountain Rose Dial , an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists that Publishers Weekly said will make readers happy as a pig in a peanut patch Marsha Diane Arnold lives in Sebastopol, California.Brad Sneed lives in Prairie Village, Kansas.
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  • The pumpkin runner not only had an exciting plot structure but also served as a good example of the type of lesson I would want my students to know I respected the main character as he served as a humble hero I also enjoyed how a true scenario inspired this story In this picture book the passages were a little longer I would suggest this picture book for 2nd 5th graders The Pumpkin Runner provides an opportunity to discuss honorable actions with students Another topic one could incorporate in th [...]


  • This story is such an interesting combination of fact and fiction It reads much like a tall tale, and as I turned the pages, I found myself marveling over the reality that there was indeed a 61 year old man who ran and won this race Marsha Diane Arnold and Brad Sneed have crafted this story beautifully through their spot on combination of words and art, with just the right amount of humor and suspense Aunt Millie and her pumpkin stew, Yellow Dog, orange gumboots, hot air balloons, and a shady co [...]


  • Author Marsha Diane Arnold is a great story teller This picture book has a higher word count than most picture books these days, but Arnold captures the essence and joy of running beautifully The Pumpkin Runner was inspired by a true story of a 61 year old farmer from Australia who ran 542 miles, from Sydney to Melbourne I love a good story about a character who goes out and performs an unlikely feat and surprises everyone An amazing and fun story


  • This story is based off a true story about a 61 year old sheep rancher who enters a 900 kilometer race He is laughed at because of his age, the way he dresses, and because he is always eating pumpkins for speed Will he win the big race by just being himself Reminds me of the story The Tortoise and the Hare.


  • I read this book to my 3 year old, but my 8 year old was the one who I saw was most enthralled We all really enjoyed the illustrations and the story My 3 year old enjoyed running around the room being fast after I read him this My older kids and I appreciated it was based on a true story Very interesting read


  • Wow This is based on the true story of an amazing 61 year old farmer who won a 542 mile run between Sydney and Melbourne What a guy


  • This is a children s story about a middle aged Australian man who liked to run He received special strength and energy from eating pumpkins He enters a 900 kilometer race for the fun ofrunning.


  • This is based on a true story of an elderly man who won a race against much younger opponents in a 542 mile run in Australia He shaved 2 days off the previous record He split his prize money 10,000 with the other runners Definitely an inspirational and interesting story Good read aloud for the fall.


  • Personal reaction I enjoyed reading this book I think my librarian read it to me when I was in elementary school but I definitely was able to reflect on it better now I would read this book to third graders I think that they also might enjoy reading this book on their own too It s a story about how you can do anything you set your mind to It would be a great book to read aloud before testing to let the student s know that they are capable of many things This book was rich in figurative language [...]


  • Reaction I thought this was a really great story It reminded me of the tortoise and the hare I also thought it was interesting how it included at the end that it was based on a true story from Australia I really enjoyed the classic line of an underdog winning it all Purpose Curriculum This story is based on a story out of Australia If you re studying Australia in second or third grade This is a good way to include literature in your unit since it is based out of Australia.The language included i [...]


  • Personal Reaction I really enjoyed that this book was based on a true story, I think kids would think that was cool because I know that I always liked books better when they were based on a true story I liked the pictures because they were bright and showed different perspective.I think this book could be read to first, second, or third graders I especially liked the pictures and the message that everything does not always have to be about winning, you can do things just for fun too I think that [...]


  • While particularly appropriate for fall, this book, with its tall tale feel, can be enjoyed year round It tells the story of Joshua Summerhayes, an unremarkable rancher who does a remarkable thing when he runs a 900km race, fueled only by his Aunt Millie s culinary pumpkin creations Dressed in his overalls and gumboots, Joshua begins the race as a laughingstock, but finishes with the respect of an entire country Even better, the book is based on a true story, which will really have you cheering [...]


  • This book is based on a true story I love the genuineness of the entire story This is a great book that can be used in teaching character traits to our students This book will help the students make text to self as well as text to world connections.


  • The thing that I like about this book is that it is based on a true story It is very unusual, but kids love it The art work is great This book is good for the fall I like how he shares the prize money with the other runners.



  • Great book featuring a good natured sheep farmer from Australia This book is a Five in a Row book that teaches different character lessons as well as lessons about Australia.


  • I might have rated this book 5 stars if I was a bit older and this book made sense to me It did not make any sense.


  • I ended up not reading this to the boys It s a good story for not judging appearances and whatnot, but there are so many pumpkin books we just didn t get to this one.



  • A great story about a sheep farmer in Australia who ran a 900 km race wearing overalls and gum boots and eating pumpkins along the way.



  • This is a cute story about running and not judging people by how they look I was glad to have read it and it makes me want to eat pumpkin and read .



  • An odd story based on a real life person of an old man running a very long distance race in Australia He uses his pumpkins for energy.Illustrations were okay.



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