David LaRochelle

author & illustrator

Professional Pumpkin Carver

When I was young, I raised pump­kins at a friend’s farm and sold them in our front yard at Hal­loween. I nev­er dreamed that some­day I would be inter­viewed on nation­al tele­vi­sion shows as a pro­fes­sion­al pump­kin carv­er! Here are a few of my cre­ations from over the years. You can also view a video inter­view tak­en by St. Paul Pio­neer Press reporter Ben Garvin in Octo­ber 2008 while I worked on a pumpkin.

Fish for Supper
Bath time!
Santa Claws