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The Gingerbread Boy (Folk Tale Classics)

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A folk tale classic by Paul Galdone, in a beautiful gift edition with gold foil accents.See if you can keep up with the Gingerbread Boy as he outruns a little old woman, a cow, and even a field full of mowers. With lively illustrations full of spunk and humor, this classic retelling takes readers on an adventure-packed ride with one of literatures most beloved characters.

Synopsis:

“The classic tale of the old couple, with no children of their own, who bake a gingerbread boy to keep them company. Just as the little old woman is about to take him from the oven, he slips away and runs out the door past a cow, a horse, a group of threshers, mowers, etc. All follow in hot pursuit until the gingerbread boy meets up with a wily fox, and ‘at last and at last he went the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven . . . He was all gone! A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdones broadly humorous color wash drawings. Of the eight editions of this well-known story now in print, this hilarious version is the most delectable.” —School Library Journal, starred

“Galdone has already proven many times over that he is perfectly at home with those traditional nursery tales that are still preschoolers favorites, and his expressive, unassuming style just right for their very young audience. . . . Children will follow along breathlessly . . . right up to that last snip snap snip when the Gingerbread Boy goes ‘the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven.”—Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

"Run! Run! Run! 

Catch me if you can!

You can't catch me!

I'm the Gingerbread Boy,

I am! I am!"

See if you can keep up with the Gingerbread Boy as he outruns a little old woman, a cow, and even a field full of mowers. Paul Galdone's retelling full of spunk and humor has become a beloved version of this familiar tale.

About the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547599403
Author:
Galdone, Paul
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Cookies
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-North American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper Over Board Picture Book
Series:
Folk Tale Classics
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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“The classic tale of the old couple, with no children of their own, who bake a gingerbread boy to keep them company. Just as the little old woman is about to take him from the oven, he slips away and runs out the door past a cow, a horse, a group of threshers, mowers, etc. All follow in hot pursuit until the gingerbread boy meets up with a wily fox, and ‘at last and at last he went the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven . . . He was all gone! A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdones broadly humorous color wash drawings. Of the eight editions of this well-known story now in print, this hilarious version is the most delectable.” —School Library Journal, starred

“Galdone has already proven many times over that he is perfectly at home with those traditional nursery tales that are still preschoolers favorites, and his expressive, unassuming style just right for their very young audience. . . . Children will follow along breathlessly . . . right up to that last snip snap snip when the Gingerbread Boy goes ‘the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven.”—Kirkus Reviews

"Synopsis" by , "Run! Run! Run! 

Catch me if you can!

You can't catch me!

I'm the Gingerbread Boy,

I am! I am!"

See if you can keep up with the Gingerbread Boy as he outruns a little old woman, a cow, and even a field full of mowers. Paul Galdone's retelling full of spunk and humor has become a beloved version of this familiar tale.

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