Farmer Pete’s farm was known for growing many delicious vegetables, but his pumpkin patch was the most famous pumpkin patch in the entire county! Farmer Pete grew the biggest, roundest, most orange pumpkins in town, and everyone waited all year to go pick one of Farmer Pete’s pumpkins for their Halloween Jack-o’-lanterns. But Farmer Pete’s pumpkin patch wasn’t like all the others. Every morning, as the sun rose over the horizon, the pumpkins would come to life. It was common knowledge that the biggest pumpkin in the patch was the ruler, and the patch had had some wonderful leaders. But this year they had the worst, most horrendous leader of all: King Boris. King Boris was greedy and mean, and under his reign, all the other pumpkins suffered. He stole all the sunlight and rain, and didn’t allow the other pumpkins to grow. With King Boris’ rule over the patch, how would any of the other pumpkins grow to be big, round, and orange enough to be chosen for Jack-o’-lanterns? How would Farmer Pete make enough money to keep his farm open for another year? Patch Work is a delightfully dark story of how teamwork, kindness, and resourcefulness always triumph over tyranny, even when hope seems lost.