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The Gingerbread Girl

The Gingerbread Girl

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The lonely old woman and the lonely old man decide to bake a girl this time, but when they open the oven, she runs off like her brother did. Never fear, this smart cookie has a plan to outfox the fox. Will it work? Let's just say that the ending is sweet for everyone.

Ernst's familiar art, here placed against gingham-check backgrounds, utilizes the oversize format to best advantage, with large characters leaping out of their frames. On the cover, the candy-studded Gingerbread Girl with licorice-whip hair stares boldly out at readers. Kids won't be able to resist following her inside. --Booklist

Author: Lisa Campbell Ernst
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Published: 09/21/2006
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.03lbs
Size: 12.30h x 9.32w x 0.39d
ISBN: 9780525476672
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 110321 / Gingerbread Girl

Award: Monarch Award - Third Place
Award: Black-Eyed Susan Award - Nominee
Award: Florida Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Archer Award - Nominee
Award: Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/2006 pg. 902
Booklist 09/01/2006 pg. 135
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2006 pg. 698
School Library Journal 11/01/2006 pg. 92
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2007 pg. 7 - Superior,Well Above Average
Library Journal 10/23/2006

About the Author
Lisa Campbell Ernst is the author-illustrator of The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book and many other popular picture books. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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