In 1843, fourteen-year-old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine, and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high-stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boatload of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world’s most prized and beloved pastries.
Lively and inventive cut-paper illustrations add a taste of whimsy to this sweet, fact-filled story that includes an extensive bibliography, author's note, and timeline.
About the Author
Pat Miller is contributing editor for LibrarySparks magazine and the author of Substitute Groundhog. Visit her website at www.patmillerbooks.com. Vincent X. Kirsch is an author and illustrator of many pictures books, including Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit his website at vincentxkirsch.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a fun topic! I’d never heard this story before, so the image on the cover had me scratching my head trying to figure out what a sea captain had to do with doughnuts. Answer: everything! This is a fascinating story of a young man who saw a problem and found a solution. The use of round shapes on the interior illustrations cleverly tied the doughnut theme to the sea theme, and the entire story is told and illustrated with wit and enthusiasm. THE HOLE STORY OF THE DOUGHNUT is an excellent biography for someone who made life better for the seamen of his time and made a lasting contribution to the fun part of our diet!