The Baker's Dozen

The Baker's Dozen

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by Heather Forest, Susan Gaber
     
 

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In this retelling of a colonial tale about how thirteen became a baker’s dozen, a greedy baker almost loses his business before he discovers the joys of giving.

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In this retelling of a colonial tale about how thirteen became a baker’s dozen, a greedy baker almost loses his business before he discovers the joys of giving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152056872
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Series:
Voyager Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.01(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Heather Forest, PH.D., is an award-winning author and recording artist a professional storyteller and an educator, whose unique minstrel style of storytelling blends original music, folk guitar, and the sung and spoken word. She brings classic tales from the treasury of world folklore to life with elegance, wit, and the poet's touch. She has been featured at storytelling festivals, theaters and conferences both nationally and internationally.

Susan Gaber has illustrated more than twenty books for children. She and Heather Forest both live in Huntington, New York. Friends for more than twenty-five years, they have collaborated on four picture books, including The Little Red Hen and Stone Soup, which holds a Parents' Choice Award and was included on the Bank Street College's list of Best Children's Books of the Year.

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The Baker's Dozen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Baker's Dozen (A Colonial American Tale) Author: Heather Forest & Susan Gaber Publisher: August House/Little Folk Published: 9-10-2013 ISBN: 13-978-1-03016-6070-6 Pages: 32 Genre: Children's Literature Tags: Fiction, Fairy Tale A story of how the bakers dozen came into being. Van Amsterdam was a baker who built up his business until people came far and wide to buy his wares. Then one day an old woman comes into his shop to buy a dozen cookies when he only put in twelve she told him he still owed her 1 more. Then the baker learns a lesson in humility. With illustrations that follow along with the story that captured the interest of its young readers so well. I watched as my 7 year old read the story to her 2 two younger siblings. All three found the story to be fun and entertaining. My niece was so pleased with herself that she was able to read the story with no difficulty and I was also. This is a book I will be purchasing for a Christmas present this year. It was well written and the illustrator did an excellent job. An advanced copy of The Baker's Dozen was provided to me for my honest review by the publisher and NetGalley.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book that prompts children's question: Why does the Old lady change (miscount) the dozen? Good story to read with young children during the Holiday season. Focusing on Giving because it is in Giving that we Receive... Wonderful story for all ages