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
Curl Up With a Good Book
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Halloween might be over, but this Where the Wild Things Are pumpkin near our office is still awesome. pic.twitter.com/TtT9uVED
— Quirk Books (@quirkbooks) November 6, 2012
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Not a jack o’lantern, I know, but it was too cute not to include)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
— Scott Martin (@RaceWx4You) October 25, 2014
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien by
What about you? Are you thinking of carving a literary-themed jack o’lantern this year?