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The Little Gingerbread Man   By: (1844-1930)

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The Little Gingerbread Man by George Haven Putnam is a delightful children's book that captures the essence of imagination and adventure. Set in a world where gingerbread men come to life, the story follows a brave and clever little gingerbread man who is determined to explore the world beyond the bakery.

This enchanting tale begins with the Gingerbread Man's creation, a process that involves a dash of magic mixed with the usual ingredients. As soon as he is baked, he springs to life and embarks on a remarkable journey filled with encounters with various characters such as talking animals, fairies, and even a mischievous wolf.

One of the book's strengths lies in its ability to captivate young readers with its vivid descriptions and charming illustrations that bring the story to life. The author's attention to detail and imaginative storytelling create a whimsical atmosphere that will undoubtedly spark the imagination of its readers.

As the Gingerbread Man travels through the vast and enchanting world outside the bakery, he encounters challenges and obstacles that he must outsmart using his quick thinking and resourcefulness. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about bravery, friendship, and the power of believing in oneself.

The Little Gingerbread Man also incorporates valuable moral lessons, which are presented in a subtle yet effective manner. Young readers will learn about the importance of perseverance, honesty, and kindness, as they follow the Gingerbread Man's journey and his interactions with the other characters.

The book's length is appropriate for young readers, and its engaging plot keeps readers hooked until the very end. It also encourages children to interact with the story by offering opportunities for them to predict what might happen next or imagine alternate endings.

In conclusion, The Little Gingerbread Man is a charming children's book that combines the magic of fairy tales with meaningful life lessons. George Haven Putnam has woven a whimsical tale that will capture the hearts and imaginations of young readers. With its vibrant illustrations and well-crafted storyline, this book is sure to become a favorite for children and adults alike.

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The Little Gingerbread Man




[Illustration: Cook makes the Gingerbread Man]

The Little Gingerbread Man

by G.H.P.


PICTURES & DECORATIONS by Robert Gaston Herbert

G. P. Putnam's Sons New York and London The Knickerbocker Press





First Printing, October, 1910 Second " September, 1912 Third " July, 1915 Fourth " April, 1921 Fifth " July, 1923 Sixth " April, 1927

[Illustration: The Knickerbocker Press New York]

Made in the United States of America

The Little Gingerbread Man


[Illustration: The Little Gingerbread Man]

One day, the cook went into the kitchen to make some gingerbread. She took some flour and water, and treacle and ginger, and mixed them all well together, and she put in some more water to make it thin, and then some more flour to make it thick, and a little salt and some spice, and then she rolled it out into a beautiful, smooth, dark yellow dough.

Then she took the square tins and cut out some square cakes for the little boys, and with some round tins she cut out some round cakes for the little girls, and then she said, "I'm going to make a little gingerbread man for little Bobby... Continue reading book >>

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