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Featuring 'The Gingerbread Boy'

"The Gingerbread Boy" by GaldoneCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone is the featured piece.

The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meets until he happens upon a fox more clever than he.

There are many delightful versions of this classic tale, here are seven more to enjoy.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!
The Gingerbread Girl
By Lisa Campbell Ernst
JUV E ERNST
 
Like her older brother, the Gingerbread Boy who was eventually devoured by a fox, the Gingerbread Girl eludes the many people who would like to eat her but also has a plan to escape her sibling's fate.
"The Gingerbread Girl" by Ernst
Gingerbread Baby
By Jan Brett
JUV E BRETT
 
A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a chase similar to the one in the familiar tale about a not-so-clever gingerbread man.
 
Available in CD: Gingerbread Baby
Gingerbread Baby by Brett
The Gingerbread Man
By Jim Aylesworth
JUV E AYLESWORTH
 
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets a clever fox.
"The Gingerbread Man" by Aylesworth
The Gingerbread Boy
By Richard Egielski
JUV E EGIELSKI
 
A freshly baked gingerbread boy escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes his pursuers until he meets a clever fox.
"The Gingerbread Boy" by Egielski
The Matzo Ball Boy
By Lisa Shulman
JUV E SHULMAN
 
In this Jewish version of The Gingerbread Boy, a matzo ball runs away from an old woman as she prepares her Passover dinner.
"The Matzo Ball Boy" by Shulman
The Runaway Piggy:
El Cochinito Fugitivo

By James G. Luna
JUV E LUNA (BILINGUAL)
 
A Mexican piggy cookie escapes from the bakery before it can be eaten and eludes an ever-growing line of people pursuing it. Includes recipe for piggy cookies.
"The Runaway Piggy" by Luna
La Torta
By Josefina Urdaneta
JUV SPA E URDANETA
 
A freshly baked cake escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of animals until he meets a clever pig.
"La Torta" by Urdaneta