When Pumpkins Fly
by Margaret Lawrence
Illustrated by Margaret Lawrence, Amiel Sandland
The air is cold, the nights are long, and Halloween is just around the corner. This is the time of year when pumpkins fly!
In the remote, fly-in community of Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, the last cargo flight of October brings some strange orange guests for the children. Seeing a pumpkin for the first time, the local kids eagerly carve and light their first jack-o-lantern.
But when everyone adjourns to the community hall for the Halloween dance, the pumpkin is left alone outside. The land around Sanikiluaq is home to many spirits who love to cause mischief, especially this time of year. But what would land spirits do with a pumpkin?
This adorable book gives young readers a window into how Halloween is celebrated in an Arctic Inuit community, incorporating contemporary celebrations and Inuit folklore.