Our Mission

Our Mission

PurpleUmpkin and the “Read With A Child,And Help Feed a Child” program.

Packed with inspiration and energy, PurpleUmpkin is a highly acclaimed book with cross cultural appeal for both children and parents that will surely become a recommended classic.

PurpleUmpkin’s lively rhyming story, colorful illustrations and adorable characters make it irresistible fun for young readers and a favorite of parents and early childhood educators. The fond memories and meaningful messages it provides will last a lifetime for all who turn its pages as PurpleUmpkin remains a family keepsake for generations to come.

Readers of all ages will delight at the adventures in the land of PurpleUmpkin, as the friendly, larger-than-life Murples share essential life lessons about respecting nature, healthy lifestyles, proper manners, acceptance, and so much more.

With a wide variety of high ­profile endorsements/supporters, and appeal to virtually every demographic, PurpleUmpkin makes the perfect item for all types of gift-with-purchase, purchase-­with­-purchase or direct sales programs. Memorable images and quality printing offer a high perceived value at an exceptionally low per-unit cost.

Proceeds from the sales of PurpleUmpkin fund the “Read With A Child And Help Feed A Child” program (READ-FEED-CHILD.COM). The goal is to raise funds to feed underprivileged children in America while promoting literacy and bringing families together, helping everyone to understand the importance reading has in our lives.

Author Michael John McCann has a long history of feeding the homeless and providing shelters. His family started and has operated outreach programs for over 30 years. Michael has worked with private and public sector charities throughout his career and he created the PurpleUmpkin series and the Murple brand to spread literacy and feed needy children.


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    Thank you so much for Purple Umpkin Book

    Thank you so much for Purple Umpkin Book. I don't have one like it and it is really fun Thanks...

    -- Bella

    5.0
    2015-04-06T01:36:04+00:00

    -- Bella

    Thank you so much for Purple Umpkin Book. I don't have one like it and it is really fun Thanks again

    Great to read, Kids Love it!

    Great to read book

    Shawn M. Canada

    5.0
    2015-01-17T22:34:17+00:00

    Shawn M. Canada

    Great to read book

    “PurpleUmpkin is perfect tale for young readers.”

    "Combining life-affirming themes and vivid, colorful illustrations, PurpleUmpkin is perfect tale for young readers."

    --- Apex Reviews

    5.0
    2015-02-02T01:45:11+00:00

    --- Apex Reviews

    "Combining life-affirming themes and vivid, colorful illustrations, PurpleUmpkin is perfect tale for young readers."

    Thank you for the wonderful Book

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    --- Hannah

    5.0
    2015-02-02T02:01:32+00:00

    --- Hannah

    [caption id="attachment_938" align="alignnone" width="300"] Hannah Thanks for Purple umpkin book[/caption]

    “Meet The “New Muppets” and Discover How They Are Changing The World”

    "Meet The “New Muppets” and Discover How They Are Changing The World"

    -- StarKids Blog

    5.0
    2015-03-16T22:11:15+00:00

    -- StarKids Blog

    "Meet The “New Muppets” and Discover How They Are Changing The World"
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