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The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

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by Eric A. Kimmel (Retold by), Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)

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He escapes and eludes many animals until meeting a clever fox.


He escapes and eludes many animals until meeting a clever fox.

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School Library Journal
PreS-- Kimmel brings humor and warmth to the retelling of this spicy classic. His text has a fast-paced rhythm that is perfect for read-alouds or storytelling. The deft prose has a strong narrative, good dialogue, and a fine chorus from the Gingerbread Man himself. Lloyd's illustrations work in tandem with the text to create verve and motion while maintaining a ``fresh-from-the-oven'' appeal. Her engaging art works beautifully with Kimmel's retelling to keep both eye and action moving across each page, thus enhancing the story's pace. This is a welcome addition to the ranks of gingerbread men who line library shelves--even Galdone's classic telling (Clarion, 1983) will seem a bit dull compared to this version. Lloyd's illustrations remain striking both closeup and at a distance. A book that's sure to hold every reader and story-hour audience through to a most satisfyingly delicious ending. --Elizabeth Hanson, Chicago Public Library

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Holiday House, Inc.
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9.78(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
3 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Eric A. Kimmel, Professor of Education at Portland State University, lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Doris. He has retold, adapted, or written a number of stories from around the world. The Following titles number among his most humorous books: "The Old Woman and Her Pig", "Anansi Goes Fishing", "Nanny Goat and the Seven Little Kids", and "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock".

Megan Lloyd illustrated Too Many Pumpkins, and Too Many Turkeys. Ms. Lloyd lives in Pennsylvania.

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