In the last two years, I’ve dabbled in making literary jack o’lanterns for our building’s Halloween party. Here are my attempts at The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak:
What to do next? I went online to get some inspiration for this year’s pumpkin, and after an hour of browsing all I have to say is this: Thanks, Internet, for giving me an inferiority complex about carving pumpkins. Check out these incredible literary jack o’lanterns!
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (link)
Curl Up With a Good Book (link)
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (link)
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Not a jack o’lantern, I know, but it was too cute not to include) (link)
Book Pumpkin (link)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (link)
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (link)
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (link)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (link)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (link)
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (link)
Coraline by Neil Gaiman (link)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (link)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien by (link)
Ask a Librarian (link)
For more bookish jack o’lanterns, check out Kelly’s 15 Awesome Bookish Jack O’Lanterns, Wallace’s two part series here and here, and Rita’s guide to book-o-lanterns.
What about you? Are you thinking of carving a literary-themed jack o’lantern this year?