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The Gingerbread Boy Book & CD (Paul Galdone Classics)

Paul Galdone

Mixed media product

List Price: 10.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/6/2011)
Paperback (3/21/1983)
Big book (12/18/2006)
Hardcover (7/13/1979)
Paperback (10/1/2001)
Prebound (3/1/1983)
Compact Disc (11/1/2005)

Description

“The classic tale of the old couple, with no children of their own, who bake a gingerbread boy to keep them company. Just as the little old woman is about to take him from the oven, he slips away and runs out the door past a cow, a horse, a group of threshers, mowers, etc. All follow in hot pursuit until the gingerbread boy meets up with a wily fox, and ‘at last and at last he went the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven . . . He was all gone!’ A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone’s broadly humorous color wash drawings. Of the eight editions of this well-known story now in print, this hilarious version is the most delectable.” —School Library Journal, starred


Praise For The Gingerbread Boy Book & CD (Paul Galdone Classics)

"A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone's broadly humorous color wash drawings." School Library Journal, Starred

Clarion Books, 9780618894987, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 2008



About the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.