Incredible Literary Jack O’Lanterns

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:

The Lorax Pumpkin Where the Wild Things Are Pumpkin 2

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 Pumpkin

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (link)

Curl Up with a Great Book Pumpkin

Curl Up With a Good Book (link)

Calvin and Hobbes Pumpkin

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (link)

Where the Wild Things Are Pumpkin

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

Book Pumpkin (link)

Beautiful Creatures Pumpkin

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (link)

The Gruffalo Pumpkin

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (link)

The Wizard of Oz Pumpkin

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (link)

Harry Pottern Pumpkin

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (link)

The Hunger Games Pumpkin

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (link)

Princess Academy Jack-o-Lantern

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (link)

Coraline Pumpkin

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (link)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (link)

The Hobbit Pumpkin

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien by  (link)

Ask a Librarian Pumpkin

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?

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