The Gingerbread Boy

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HarperCollins, Aug 22, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages

"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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The Gingerbread Boy is on the run in New York City, running and laughing and being chased by a rat, construction workers, musicians, and a police officer on a horse. This hungry bunch cant seem to ... Read full review


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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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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.

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