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The Pancake King

Phyllis La Farge, Seymour Chwast (By (artist))


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Henry Edgewood loves making pancakes. He makes them every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and everyone in town knows his are the best. But when fame and fortune knock on the door, in the form of a TV appearance and an invitation to the White House, Henry, then far from family, friends, and school, learns that there's a lot more to pancakes than mixing flour, eggs, and milk. This revised edition of the 1971 classic is a humorous reminder to keep our eyes on what's most important, and it is sure to capture the fancy of anybody who's found themselves focused single-mindedly on a pursuit or passion and lost perspective of their priorities.

Praise For The Pancake King

"Thoroughly wonderful.. A sweet, subversive parable about the tradeoffs between creativity and commerce and the treacherous way in which prestige can hijack our sense of purpose." - Brain Pickings

Princeton Architectural Press, 9781616894320, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

About the Author

Seymour Chwast, twice named by the New York Times among the best illustrators of the year and one of the founders of the celebrated Push Pin Studios, is well known for his posters, typographic designs, and animated commercials.

Phyllis La Farge wrote several books for children, including Kate and the Wild Kittens, and Jane's Silver Chair.