The Gingerbread Boy

The Gingerbread Boy

by Richard Egielski

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Overview

"Run run run as fast as you can. You can't catch me! I'm the gingerbread man."

In this modern retelling of a nursery classic, Caldecott-winning illustrator Richard Egielski adds an urban twist to a well-loved tale. This time, the gingerbread boy is on the loose in New York City, and he taunts everyone from construction workers to subway musicians, until his fateful chase through Central Park!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064437080
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/22/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 405,288
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Richard Egielski is the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of Hey, Al and many other books for children, including the Tub People series by Pam Conrad. He is also the author and illustrator of Buz and Jazper, both New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Three Magic Balls, and The Gingerbread Boy. Mr. Egielski lives in Milford, New Jersey, with his wife and son.


Richard Egielski is the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of Hey, Al and many other books for children, including the Tub People series by Pam Conrad. He is also the author and illustrator of Buz and Jazper, both New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Three Magic Balls, and The Gingerbread Boy. Mr. Egielski lives in Milford, New Jersey, with his wife and son.

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Gingerbread Boy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Books set in our own city (NYC) are a real treat for us!It's great to see the Gingerbread Boy pass by people we might pass by, go places we might go (I recognize that train station, by the way!), do things that we might like to do (like climb on the scaffolding - my nieces would love to do that!).The story is just the same as the original except for the setting, and the Gingerbread Boy getting eaten... well, it's very satisfyingly written. Mmm.A note about the artwork, the illustrations are very colorful, and pretty accurate. This book is worth buying for that alone, I should think.
lcisabell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Gingerbread Boy is on the run in New York City, running and laughing and being chased by a rat, construction workers, musicians, and a police officer on a horse. This hungry bunch cant seem to catch up to the Gingerbread Boy who out runs them all until he is eaten up by a cleaver fox. Can be used in a early elementary classroom, great for storybook reading, writing workshop, children can become an active part of the story and act out the different characters. A follow up activity could be to create gingerbread boys & girls and hang up in the classroom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It changed my life. I was inspired to write my own childrens book because of it. Thanks Alot.