Thank you to Pink Umbrella Publishing for sending me the sweetest little fall book, From Dark to Light by Isabella Murphy.
From Dark to Light follows a little pumpkin, Pumpker, as he grows from a tiny little seed to a big pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Pumpker dreams of being picked by a loving family and carved with a funny face, so he too can sit on their lawn like the other pumpkins.
Pumpker grows alongside his two sisters, Plumpalicious and Plumpilina, who are not always the nicest to him (but he loves them anyway). All three grow from seeds and are picked by a happy little girl and her parents. They go home with the family and become jack-o-lantarns, just like Pumpker always wanted.
It’s a lovely little book for children, and perfect for this season. I’d definitely recommend this for a day filled with pumpkin patches and pumpkin carving. Maybe burn a pumpkin candle and sip a pumpkin spiced latte while you’re at it. You can never have enough pumpkin themed things in autumn (my boyfriend would disagree, but what does he know?).
The neatest thing is that From Dark to Light was penned by Ms. Isabella Murphy, who is TWELVE. She’s quite the creative middle schooler, and she has given us a wonderful children’s story. I look forward to her future writings, she’s clearly going places!
If you’re interested in the book, you can purchase it here. A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to World of Children, a global non-profit that is focused on children’s education and health. I definitely look forward to sharing this book with the children in my life.