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The gingerbread boy

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New York : Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books, c1975.
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 x 26 cm.
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"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 "Galdone has already proven many times over that he is perfectly at home with those traditional nursery tales that are still preschoolers' favorites, and his expressive, unassuming style just right for their very young audience. . . . Children will follow along breathlessly . . . right up to that last snip snap snip when the Gingerbread Boy goes 'the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven.'"--Kirkus Reviews
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9780547599403, 0547599404, 0395287995, 0899191630 (pbk.), 9780899191638
Reading Level:
Level 3.2, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
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General Note
"A Clarion book."
The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meets until he happens upon a fox more clever than he.
Target Audience
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K-3,Follett Library Resources.
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Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,LG,3.2,0.5,37036,184.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Galdone, P. (1975). The gingerbread boy. New York: Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Galdone, Paul. 1975. The Gingerbread Boy. New York: Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Galdone, Paul, The Gingerbread Boy. New York: Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books, 1975.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Galdone, Paul. The Gingerbread Boy. New York: Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books, 1975. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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