The Gingerbread Boy – Eulalie Banks 1927

$40.00

  • Author: Watty Piper
  • Publisher: The Platt & Munk Co, NY 1927
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes:

The Gingerbread Boy, retold by Watty Piper. Published by The Platt & Munk Co, NY 1927. 8vo, pictorial orange cloth. Delightfully illustrated by the famed illustrator of Little Black Samboo, Eulalie Minfred Banks. An attractive copy in NF condition with scarce DJ. A nice addition to your children’s book collection.

The Gingerbread Boy (also known as The Gingerbread Man or The Gingerbread Runner) is a fairy tale about a gingerbread man’s escape from various pursuers and his eventual demise between the jaws of a fox.

The Story:

Once upon a time, an old woman and her husband lived alone in a little old house. The couple had no children, and being lonely, the woman decided to make a boy of gingerbread. She carefully mixed the batter, rolled out the dough, and cut out out a very nice gingerbread man. She added sugar icing for his hair, mouth, and clothes, and she used candy chips for buttons and eyes. What a fine looking gingerbread man he was! The old woman put him in the oven to bake. After he was fully done, she slowly opened the oven door. Up jumped the gingerbread man, and he ran out the door saying,”Run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me! I’m the Gingerbread Man!”

The old woman and the old man ran after him, but they could not catch him.

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