High school seniors Deja and Josiah have worked in the pumpkin patch every year together, and
on the last day of the season decide to explore their surroundings to see the sights and taste
the snacks they’ve been smelling all autumn. Warm and nostalgic illustrations will have you
craving pumpkin pie, caramel apples, and the feeling of crunchy orange leaves beneath your
feet. Recommended By Kim T., Powells.com
I’m so excited that two of my favorite creators have come together to create Pumpkinheads! Deja and Josiah have been partnered up at work every fall, but now they are looking at their last shift together. Instead of sticking to the usual plan, Deja wants to make this last shift the best one ever. Exploring the pumpkin patch and the friendship between these two was a ton of fun. Recommended By Jennifer H., Powells.com
Faith Erin Hicks and Rainbow Rowell team up for Pumpkinheads, a sweet and entertaining graphic novel. Deja wants Josiah to talk to the girl he’s been crushing on all these years. Two Pumpkin Patch veterans, one mad crush, and you have all the ingredients for a truly heartwarming and satisfying tale. Recommended By Mary Jo S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
In Pumpkinheads, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award-winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place — and a person — with no regrets.
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they've worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they're reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different — Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah's ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn't ready to let him. She's got a plan What if — instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut — they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights Taste all the snacks And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he's been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?
"A fall-tastic good time, brought to you from the best of the YA and graphic literature worlds." Bustle
"Pumpkinheads perfectly captures that feeling of the last night that's the start of the rest of your life." Mariko Tamaki, Printz Honor-winning cocreator of This One Summer and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
"A heartwarming, funny story filled with richness and complexity." Kirkus (Starred Review)
"Rowell's one of the biggest names in YA; don't be surprised if readers who otherwise turn their nose up at comics seek this one out." Booklist
About the Author
Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.
When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.
She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.
Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her graphic novels include Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan), Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), the Eisner Award-winning The Adventures of Superhero Girl, and the Nameless City series.