Article Title

Giant Pumpkin Suite


Sydnee Burr


Excellent, Young Adult, Cello; Orchestra; String Instrument; Pumpkin; Horticulture; Garden

Document Type

Book Review


At age twelve, Rose performs far above her academic level and is an accomplished cellist. In order to reach this height in performance and maintain it, she strictly organizes her days into homework and practice, leaving little to no room for anything else. Her twin brother couldn't be any more different. Not interested in school, and with grades far below his sister Rose, Thomas agrees to help his aging neighbor grow a giant pumpkin. When life takes an unexpected turn, Rose is forced to take a step back, relearn what it means to have fun, and make meaningful discoveries in her own neighborhood during the process.