The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski

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"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!

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About Richard Egielski

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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.
 
Published September 20, 1997 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Egielski (Buz, 1995, etc.) applies his paintbrush to a familiar tale--and transplants it to an urban setting--about the gingerbread boy who is too enticingly delicious to avoid pursuit, and too naive and inexperienced to recognize a foxy deception.

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In unembellished text and minutely detailed images, Egielski (Hey, Al) retells the story of a prideful cookie. This version finds a childless couple popping the Gingerbread Boy into the oven in their

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This version finds a childless couple popping the Gingerbread Boy into the oven in their tiny Manhattan kitchen: ""He baked up nice and brown but so hot that he shot right out of the oven."" Impressed with his speed, and unmindful of urban dangers, the Gingerbread Boy yells his trademark ""Run ru...

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