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The Pumpkin Race

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The Pumpkin Race
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.33

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    gourd, nope, pallet, slimy, bits, fitted, paddle, wooden, actually, kidding, hotel, race, pounds, forward, beauty, enter
     content words:    Atlantic Giant

Other Languages
     Spanish: La carrera de calabazas


The Pumpkin Race
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     "How is it growing, Dad?" asked Samantha as she walked out to the garden.
 
2     "It's coming right along," said Dad proudly. "You haven't been out here in a while. Come and take a look."
 
3     Sam stared at her dad's pumpkin. It was huge.
 
4     "Wow," she gasped. "That is the biggest pumpkin I have ever seen. It's bigger than me! Did you grow that from a seed package from the store?"
 
5     Dad shook his head.
 
6     "Nope, this beauty was from some special order seeds. The seeds are called Atlantic giant pumpkin seeds. They are bred to grow really big."
 
7     "Why do you have it on that wooden pallet?" asked Sam.
 
8     "Well, it keeps the pumpkin off the ground. It also makes it easier to move it come weigh-in time," said Dad.

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