Sunday Story Time! Stumpkin, with Lucy Ruth Cummins

October 14, 2018, 11:00 AM

143 Seventh Avenue

An autumnal storytime to get you in a Halloween-y mood! Join author-illustrator Lucy Ruth Cummins for a reading of her new book "Stumpkin!"

From the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of A Hungry Lion comes a unique Halloween story about a stemless pumpkin who dreams of becoming a jack-o-lantern. Stumpkin is the most handsome pumpkin on the block. He's as orange as a traffic cone! Twice as round as a basketball! He has no bad side! He's perfect choice for a Halloween jack-o-lantern. There's just one problem--Stumpkin has a stump, not a stem. And no one seems to want a stemless jack-o-lantern for their window. As Halloween night approaches, more and more of his fellow pumpkins leave, but poor Stumpkin remains. Will anyone give Stumpkin his chance to shine?

Lucy Ruth Cummins made her author-illustrator debut with the ALA Notable picture book A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals. She also illustrated This Is Not a Valentine, written by Carter Higgins, as well as wrote and illustrated Stumpkin. The youngest of six children, she was born in Canada (and lived in an actual log cabin!), raised in upstate New York, and currently lives with her little family in Brooklyn, New York.  Visit her online at