Jacob the Baker

Jacob the Baker

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This wise little fable tells the story of a baker named Jacob, who scribbled his thoughts no bit of paper as he waited for his bread to rise. One day, a small paper was baked into a loaf and gradually people came by for bread and wisdom, and Jacob's sayings became known. Now they have been gathered into this gentle book for all to share.

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This wise little fable tells the story of a baker named Jacob, who scribbled his thoughts no bit of paper as he waited for his bread to rise. One day, a small paper was baked into a loaf and gradually people came by for bread and wisdom, and Jacob's sayings became known. Now they have been gathered into this gentle book for all to share.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jacob is a pious, modest, self-effacing baker who writes pithy aphorisms on scraps of paper. By chance, one of his maxims becomes baked inside a loaf of bread and is read by a woman who finds wisdom and solace in his words. He is asked to write more. Despite ``a few too many sententious precepts,'' this remains a ``delicate and finely tuned book,'' commented PW. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394579252
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/08/1989
Pages:
113
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

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