The Gingerbread Boy

The Gingerbread Boy

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by Paul Galdone
     
 

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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 literature’s most beloved

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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 literature’s most beloved characters.

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"A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone's broadly humorous color wash drawings." -- School Library Journal, starred review
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This is a pleasant retelling of the classic tale by Paul Galdone (Clarion, 1975), in which the Gingerbread Boy manages to elude the clutches of everyone he meets until he happens upon a clever fox. Peter Kovner provides an engaging narration. The actual story narration is preceded by a verbal description of the first page, helping pre-readers know where to begin. The voices for the various animals and characters are silly and expressive. The story is accompanied by fluid background music that supplements the telling nicely. Sound effects are utilized throughout the story. For example, chase scenes are accompanied by the sound of running feet. Side one of the tape includes page-turn signals that sound like a flute trilling. At times the signal sounds similar to the background music. On side two, the story is told uninterrupted. This book and tape set will be a useful addition for public and school libraries.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, King County Library System, WA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547599403
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Folk Tale Classics Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
505,387
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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"A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone's broadly humorous color wash drawings." School Library Journal, Starred

Meet the Author


Paul Galdone was born in Budapest in 1907. He was the winner of the Caldecott Honor and illustrated over three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings.

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The Gingerbread Boy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Momto3 More than 1 year ago
My four year old loves to read this book together and it always makes her giggle.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Gingerbread boy is hard to catch.I like the book because it makes me hungary. We went on a gingerbread boy hunt. I had a dream about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago