A very long time ago, before our grandmother’s time, or our great-grandmother’s, or our grandmothers’ with a very long string of greats prefixed, there were no pumpkins; people had never eaten a pumpkin-pie, or even stewed pumpkin; and that was the time when the Pumpkin Giant flourished. Although a children’s story, The Pumpkin Giant is plenty dark, even with its happy ending (no spoilers here!). This text is from a collection of updated tales and legends of the season called The Topaz Story Book: Stories and Legends of Autumn, Hallowe’en, and Thanksgiving, which is available, along with additional season-specific tomes, at [Read More]