Elsie's Seedless Pumpkin

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Elsie's Seedless Pumpkin

by Maxine McKeever Crain and Diane McKeever Maughan Elsies Seedless Pumpkin shares an endearing and amusing tale of one young girls attempt to grow a gift for Mothers Day. While her classmates all choose to grow watermelons, Elsie decides to plant a pumpkin seed. In a few days, all of the other plants have sprouted except for hers. She throws the seed away in the backyard and gives her mother a card instead. Elsie learns an important lesson about faith and patience in the end, however, and Elsies Seedless Pumpkin introduces the reader to the meaning of determination and individuality. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Maxine McKeever Crain is a native Iowan. She likes to tell stories, read, and travel. Being a writer had been her life-long dream. Maxine and her husband, Malcomb, have three grown children: Paula, Susan, and David; and five grandchildren: Joseph, Tori, Bryanna, Amber, and Austin. She currently resides in Arkansas. Diane McKeever Maughan lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, John, and two sons, Nicholas and Matthew. She is currently working as a substitute teacher, Diane loves to read, teach, and spend time with her family. She grew up on a farm in Carlisle, Iowa, with her eight older brothers and sisters. (2004, paperback, 34 pages)