Random House, Inc. A vibrant variation on the traditional flood myth from the Irular tribe in Southern India.
When Pattan finds a yellow-flower vine wilting in his valley, he replants and cares for it, watching as a pumpkin appears and grows taller than the goats, taller than the elephants, as tall as the very mountains. When a terrible storm rages across the valley, Pattan wonders if perhaps his pumpkin can save the seeds and grains and saplings, the goats and birds and bison, and protect them all as the storm clouds burst and the waters rise. Frané Lessac’s brilliantly hued artwork is a feast for the eyes, while Chitra Soundar’s thoughtful retelling is a fascinating example of the kinds of stories told the world over — and the differences that make each version unique.
Baker & Taylor Pattan grows an amazingly large pumpkin that eventually becomes as tall as a mountain, and when a momentous flood threatens everyone, Pattan comes up with an idea to help using his giant pumpkin.
Baker & Taylor A vibrant retelling of a traditional flood myth follows the experiences of hardworking Pattan, who tends an unusual vine that grows into a massive pumpkin taller than the mountains before a raging storm inspires him to use the pumpkin to save his family and the animals in their valley.