Pumpkin Soup

Helen Cooper, read by Kathleen McInerney

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By the Kate Greenaway Medalist
 
Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff. It isn't long before the Cat and the Squirrel start to worry about him and begin a search for their friend. Rendered in pictures richly evoking autumn, Helen Cooper's delightful story will resonate for an child who has known the difficulties that come with friendship. Included at the end is a recipe for delicious pumpkin soup.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Pumpkin Soup by Kate Greenaway Medalist Helen Cooper. Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff.

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"Housemates Squirrel, Cat and Duck team up for activities . . . until Duck wants to be Head Cook and stir the soup. The trio spats and Duck waddles off in a huff . . . Coziness returns when they . . . learn to share . . . Readers will linger over each page, savoring the delicious illustrations." --Starred, School Library Journal

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Helen Cooper, read by Kathleen McInerney

Helen Cooper has written and illustrated many books for children. She lives in Oxford, England. Kathleen McInerney has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voice-over. She has narrated numerous audiobooks by bestselling authors such as Emily Giffin, Danielle Steel, Jeffrey Stepakoff, and Linda Castillo. In reviewing Linda Castillo’s Sworn to Silence, published by Macmillan Audio, AudioFile magazine has stated, “Kathleen McInerney tells this story with a clipped, unemotional delivery well suited to Castillo's well-pruned yet descriptive sentences.”

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Pumpkin Soup
Helen Cooper, read by Kathleen McInerney

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
August 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427207418
ISBN10: 1427207410
Audio Run Time: 1:00
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$5.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
September 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374460310
ISBN10: 0374460310
Picture Book
10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$6.99
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