The Story of a Pumpkin Pie
A vintage Pilgrim Press book
Celebrate your holidays with the 125th anniversary edition of a children's book gem: The Story of a Pumpkin Pie.
Originally published in 1898 by The Pilgrim Press (then located in Boston), The Story of a Pumpkin Pie is the delightful tale of three siblings' efforts to grow a pumpkin so their mother might bake a pumpkin pie.
The antics of Jacob, John, Jane, and their dog Ziggy are brought to life in their original form: the line drawings of A. M. Willard, famous in those days for his 1875 oil painting, "The Spirit of '76."
This is the tale of a pumpkin pie
And of Jacob and John. Just how and why
They labored with their sister Jane
And Ziggy helped, this book explains.
The original verses by Dr. William Barton (1861-1930), also an author of works in theology and history, have been touched up for the 21st century.
"Since it was first published in 1898, The Story of a Pumpkin Pie has been a treasured part of the Congregational Library & Archives' collection. It's hard not to be charmed by Jake, John, Jane and their dog Ziggy as they work together to grow a pumpkin for a Thanksgiving pie... A.M. Willard's fanciful illustrations, complimented by William Eleazar Barton's verse, have long captivated the library's patrons and staff alike. I am delighted that The Pilgrim Press has given new life to this story ... so that it can be enjoyed by a brand new generation of children and adults."
—Sara Trotta, Librarian
Congregational Library & Archives (Boston)
This anniversary edition features a beautifully burnished and foil-stamped cover, making it a must-have keepsake for years to come.