Graphic Novel - 2019
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In Pumpkinheads , beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award-winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place--and a person--with no regrets.

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they've worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they're reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different--Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah's ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn't ready to let him. She's got a plan : What if--instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut--they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he's been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

Publisher: [New York, NY]: First Second, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781626721623
Branch Call Number: YA GN PUMPKINH
Characteristics: 224 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Pumpkin heads


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Get on the holds list for this pumpkin patch centered YA graphic novel from Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks!

Rainbow Rowell writes lovely books (Carry On being ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS) and Faith Erin Hicks illustrates beautiful graphic novels so I know I'll fall for this.

Pumpkin patches + friendship + general adorableness

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ArapahoeTiegan Sep 16, 2019

Super cute story about 2 teens who are working their last year at the Pumpkin Patch before they graduate and go to college. They spend their very last night going on an adventure through the Patch together and discover some unexpected things.

SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Sep 15, 2019

Set entirely in a pumpkin patch over the course of one day, this sweet romance is the perfect autumnal graphic novel. Rainbow Rowell's dialogue conveys an easy friendship, despite Deja and Josiah being "seasonal friends" at the patch, and Faith Erin Hicks' cute, colorful art is a perfect fit for the story. "Pumpkinheads" is brimming with charm, sugary confections, and all things autumn. Dejah and Josiah are older teens, being in a transitional period of their lives and heading off to college, but this book is appropriate for younger teens, too. It also boasts positive bisexual and body image representation!

kobrien3 Sep 11, 2019

Adorable autumn graphic novel goodness. This sweet and funny story was like getting a hug from October and I loved every second of it!

Sep 11, 2019

4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy Rainbow Rowell, fall, and cute graphic novels.

Deja and Josiah work at the same pumpkin patch every fall. They've been friends for years, but only in the fall when they work together. This graphic novel follows their last night together before they graduate and head off to colleges next year.

Ah friends, I love Rainbow Rowell. I haven't even read that many of her novels yet... but I just love her style. So I knew I would want to pick this one up, and that I would love it because it would be cute, and fun, and fall-ish. It delivered. 1) now I want to go to a pumpkin patch, real bad... 2) this is suuuper adorable. I loved the illustrations. I loved Deja and Josiah. I loved the shenanigans, and all the falls snacks. The attention to detail in the art is great, and I loved the funny little repeating quirks, like the goat that escapes. I wanted just a little bit more character development. I think maybe it felt just a *little* bit lacking because of the format, and because it is so short. But that's ok, its just that it's so good and I wanted MORE. ha If they decide to make more graphic novels, I will gobble them up. Fall pun not intended, but do with it what you will.

OPL_KrisC Aug 29, 2019

A fun autumn read about two friends who work at a local pumpkin patch. Having grown up going to pumpkin patches, I immediately fell in love. The art is super cute & eye-catching and the pumpkin patch map included on the end pages is a great addition.


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OPL_KrisC Aug 29, 2019

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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