“Author-illustrator Jana Dillon shows a facility with caricature and mood, a way with color that extends from subtle shading to electric color combinations, and an ability to create a style that looks new yet recalls an earlier era of picture book illustration. . . . [Dillon] demonstrates an understanding of the dynamics of picture books as well as a knowledge of what children like.”
Every year pesky crows throw a party in a scarecrow’s patch, gobbling up all the pumpkins in sight and leaving a horrid mess. Not this year! Jeb is determined to protect his pumpkins no matter the cost. Those crows are in for an unpleasant surprise!
Author and illustrator Jana Dillon conceived this as her first book. The rollicking dialogue, glowing scenes of evening mischief, and a scarecrow family of unusual charm have all stood the test of time in this inventive tale full of the radiance and excitement of the Halloween season, originally published in 1992.
About the Author
A prolific writer and artist, Jana Dillon has written and illustrated many books, including Lucky O’Leprechaun, Lucky O’Leprechaun in School, Lucky O’Leprechaun Comes to America, and Upsie Downsie, Are You Asleep? A second-generation Irish American, she frequently visits elementary schools to teach children about the creative processes of writing and illustrating books. She holds a BFA in painting. Her illustrations are widely collected and have been exhibited in several museums across the country.
JEB SCARECROW’S PUMPKIN PATCH
By Jana Dillon
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Festivals / Halloween
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
32 pp. 7 x 10 pb
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3