illustrated by Megan Lloyd 1997
One day an accident scatters pumpkin seeds in Rebecca Estelle's yard. She hates pumpkins (because that was all her poor family ate when she was a young girl) so she tries to pull them out and then ignores them. But they grow all summer long and when they take over her front yard she realizes something has to be done.
Her solution includes sharing her magnificent bounty with all her neighbors and friends. By the same illustrator as The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, the illustrations are a cozy homage to Halloween season.