The Story of a Pumpkin, Step-by-Step

  • First step!

    Meeting with ESOL teachers and Bhutanese students. Make first list of teachers, artists, and writers to invite to editorial board.
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    The Story of a Pumpkin, Step-by-Step

  • Begin search for books written in Nepali

    Find books from all over the world, many found in the International Children's Digital Library.
  • Book research continues

    Some through Outstanding International Books list
  • First meeting in Laconia

    We talk about childhood stories and their meanings. We learn to call the book Bhutanese-Nepali English picture book to honor Bhutanese cultural identity.
  • "Once There Was a Tree" at a Connections book discussion

    Group of Bhutanese people read this tale written by Natalia Romanova.
  • Oh no! Are folktales being panned?

    Not by everyone! Some writings come out in support of folktales.
  • Welcome folklorist Jo Radner!

    She will work in an ESOL class with an interpreter to begin story-gathering.
  • Bhutanese students teach about stories

    ESOL teacher Laurie Lalish, Jo Radner, and Terry Farish welcome students and encourage their stories.
  • Folktale workshops

    Continue to collect and record stories.
  • Project featured on New Hampshire Public Radio

  • "A Story of a Pumpkin", told by Hari Tiwari, is chosen

  • Dal Rai to illustrate and will prepare watercolor

  • Susan Gaylord begins book design

  • Next steps: book dummy, fabric scanning for design. Design, design, design!

  • Narad Adhikari composes story in Nepali script

    This is from an English translation, based on a recording.
  • Layout plans begin

  • Hindi festival of cooking, eating, and coming together of family

  • Sort through illustrations

  • Drawings and illustrations by Bhutanese students

    Johanna Young's ESOL class in Concord help with drawings and illustrations.