At first the boastful words of the Gingerbread Boy prove to be true. No one can catch him, neither the little old lady who baked him nor a host of other hungry characters, including a cow, a horse, a barn full of threshers, and a field full of mowers. Paul Galdone has portrayed the Gingerbread Boy's spirited dash from his pursuers with humor and action. And readers and listeners alike will be moved by the Gingerbread Boy's sad fate, when he goes the way of "every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven."
A folk tale classic by Paul Galdone, in a beautiful gift edition with gold foil accents.See if you can keep up with the Gingerbread Boy as he outruns a little old woman, a cow, and even a field full of mowers. With lively illustrations full of spunk and humor, this classic retelling takes readers on an adventure-packed ride with one of literature’s most beloved characters.
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest in 1907. He was the winner of the Caldecott Honor and illustrated over three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings.
"A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone's broadly humorous color wash drawings." -- School Library Journal, starred review