The story is about pumpkins, its not about Halloween, as the author points out in the introduction to the the story It is about a farmer who grows pumpkins. Each year he tends them and watches them grow. When the pumpkins are ready for harvest, he picks them and chooses one for a jack-o-lantern. The farmer turns the pumpkin into a beacon on his porch for all his neighbors to see and enjoy. Bible verses throughout the text illustrate how God wants us to shine our lights for all to see.The story was different, and I liked that. The main character was the farmer, but I guess you could also count the pumpkin as a character. The story wasnt written with children as the main characters, but any child who is familiar with pumpkins will enjoy the story. And, the illustrations throughout the book are as bright and colorful as those on the cover. Christine M. Irvin - Christian Children's Book Review
This is a sweet story, but it's not as rich as Higgs' Christmas tree parable. The story drags a bit for 3 year olds (and mine has a great attention span). Good alternative to all the spooky Halloween books out there.