The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy by Elisa Kleven
A San Francisco Story

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For this gingerbread boy, it's eat or be eaten!

When Shirley bakes herself a gingerbread treat to bring to school, the last thing she expects is for him to leap out of her lunchbox and begin gobbling everything in sight. A wild chase ensues—on foot and by cable car—through iconic San Francisco neighborhoods including the Mission, Chinatown, North Beach, and Fisherman's Wharf. Will Shirley be able to catch the gingerbread boy before he eats up the whole city? Friendship is at the heart of this retelling of the classic folktale. A recipe for (non-magical) gingerbread treats is included.


About Elisa Kleven

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Elisa Kleven is the author and/or illustrator of over thirty books, which have received honors from the American Library Association, The New York Times, The Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, Bank Street College, The American Booksellers Association, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, daughter, son, dog, and cats. Visit her website at
Published September 1, 2016 by Heyday. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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She and the Gingerbread Boy work out their problem and agree to be friends, and Shirley helps him with a special apology for everyone the Gingerbread Boy harmed.

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