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Gingerbread Boy Variants

These lists represent versions of Gingerbread Boy stories available at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. All call numbers are representative of our library. 

GINGERBREAD BOY VARIANTS

CALL # AUTHOR ILLUSTRATOR TITLE DATE
J JARRE Jarrell, Randall Garth Williams The Gingerbread Rabbit
In this retelling of the Little Gingerbread Boy, the cookie is a rabbit, baked by a mother as a surprise for her daughter.
1964
J398 Carl and Mary Hauge The Gingerbread Man
1973
J398.2 GALDO Galdone, Paul Paul Galdone The Gingerbread Boy
1975
J398.2 KIMME Kimmel, Eric A. Randy Cecil The Runaway Tortilla
In this Southwestern version of the Gingerbread Man, a tortilla runs away from the woman who is about to cook him.
2000
J398.21 Amoss, Berthe Berthe Amoss The Cajun Gingerbread Boy
The classic tale is set in Louisiana where the gingerbread boy is baked by a Cajun maw maw and meets his fate with a hungry crocodile.
1994
J398.21 Aylesworth, Jim Barbara McClintock The Gingerbread Man
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.
1998
J398.21 Pomerantz, Charlotte Monica Incisa Whiff, Sniff, Nibble, and Chew: The Gingerbread Boy Retold
1984
J398.21 Rowe, John A. John A. Rowe The Gingerbread Man: An Old English Folktale
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of animals until he meets a clever fox.
1993
J398.21 Wadsworth, Wallace C. Anne Sellers Leaf The Gingerbread Man
1965
J398.21 EGIEL Egielski, Richard Richard Egielski The Gingerbread Boy
A freshly baked gingerbread boy escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes his pursuers until he meets a clever fox.
1997
J398.21 GINGE Bonnie and Bill Rutherford The Gingerbread Man
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes his pursuers until he meets a clever fox.
2001
J398.21 GINGE Scott Cook The Gingerbread Boy
A gingerbread boy runs away from the woman who made him and from several other creatures who wish to eat him, but a clever fox proves his undoing.
1987
J398.21 JONES Jones, Carol Carol Jones The Gingerbread Man
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a series of nursery rhyme characters who hope to eat him until meeting up with a clever fox. Includes recipe.
2002
J398.21 KIMME Kimmel, Eric A. Megan Lloyd The Gingerbread Man
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of animals until he meets a clever fox.
1993
J398.21 LUPTO Lupton, Hugh Diana Mayo The Gingerbread Man
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.
2003
J398.21 NOLTE Nolte, Nancy Richard Scarry The Gingerbread Man
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.
1953
J419.1 Silver, Ann Ann Silver The Gingerbread Man: in signed English
Prepared under the supervision of the staff of the Signed English Project.
1976
JE BRETT Brett, Jan Jan Brett Gingerbread Baby
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.
1999
JE DALY Daly, Niki Niki Daly Ben's Gingerbread Man
Ben is upset when his mother sits on his special gingerbread man, but he soon forgives her when she delights him with more gingerbread men.
1985
JE DELAS De La Casas, Dianne Marita Gentry. The Cajun Cornbread Boy
Baked in a skillet with two chilies for the eyes, a peppercorn for the nose, a link of boudin sausage for the mouth, and a large dash of cayenne pepper for extra spice, the Cajun cornbread boy runs through the bayou, sprinting past hungry animals who would like to sample such a tasty treat.
2009
JE ENDER Enderle, Dotti Colleen Madden The Library Gingerbread Man
2010
JE ERNST Ernst, Lisa Campbell Lisa Campbell Ernst The Gingerbread Girl
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.
2006
JE ERNST Ernst, Lisa Campbell Lisa Campbell Ernst The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers
The Gingerbread Girl, who once escaped the fox that devoured her brother, must now try to save from a similar fate the animal crackers she received as a birthday gift.
2011
JE GINGE Linda Jeffrey The Gingerbread Man
Little fingers will love to push the felt Gingerbread Man through the die-cut holes, as the whole village chases him from page to page.
2003
JE GINGE Ireson, Barbara Gerald Rose The Gingerbread Man
1963
JE GREY Grey, Mini Mini Grey Ginger Bear
After a lonely gingerbread bear creates some friends by mixing up a new batch of dough, he realizes that being a cookie has some major disadvantages.
2004
JE HASSE Hassett, John and Ann John and Ann Hassett Can't Catch Me
In this version of "The Gingerbread Man," an ice cube runs away to sea hoping to grow as big as an iceberg and bump into boats.
2006
JE KETTE Ketteman, Helen Will Terry Señorita Gordita
Resets the tale of the Gingerbread boy in the southwest, where the scrumptious Gordita eludes her pursuers until she meets a clever owl. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and gorditas recipe.
2012
JE MURRA Murray, Laura Mike Lowery The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
A gingerbread man searches all over the school for the group of children that made him and then left him behind.
2011
JE NOLTE Nolte, Nancy Richard Scarry The Gingerbread Man
1953
JE RODRI Rodriguez, Béatrice Béatrice Rodriguez The Gingerbread Man
A retelling of the classic tale about a freshly baked gingerbread man who escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of animals until he meets a clever fox.
2012
JE SCARR Scarry, Richard Richard Scarry Richard Scarry's The Gingerbread Man
A retelling of the traditional cumulative story about the little gingerbread man who outfoxes himself.
1975
JE SCHULM Shulman, Lisa Rosanne Litzinger The Matzo Ball Boy
In this Jewish version of "The Gingerbread Boy," a matzo ball runs away from an old woman as she prepares her Passover dinner.
2005
JE SQUIR Squires, Janet Holly Berry The Gingerbread Cowboy
A freshly baked gingerbread cowboy escapes from the rancher's wife's kitchen and eludes his pursuers in this western United States version of the "Gingerbread Boy."
2006
JER DONEH Donehoo, Timothy S. Marcelo Elizalde The Gingerbread Man
2006
JER HILLE Hillert, Margaret Donald Charles The Little Cookie
A runaway gingerbread boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone until he meets a fox. Includes reading activities.
2006
JER HOLUB Holub, Joan Debbie Palen The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School
A silly twist on the classic tale. The school principal bakes a gingerbread cookie and brings it to school in his lunchbox. When the principal opens his lunchbox, the gingerbread kid winks and jumps off the desk. Where is he off to in such a hurry?
2002
JER MACKI Mackinnon, Mairi Elena Temporin The Gingerbread Man
A little old woman makes a gingerbread man, but when she opens the oven door, he runs away. Soon, everyone in the village is chasing after him. Will anyone ever catch him?
2006
JER ZIEFE Ziefert, Harriet Emily Bolam The Gingerbread Boy
A freshly baked gingerbread boy escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes his pursuers until he meets a clever fox.
1995
S JER BLAIR Blair, Eric Ben Peterson El niñito de jengibre
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.
2006


BOOKS WHICH INCLUDE VARIANTS OF THE GINGERBREAD BOY STORY

CALL # AUTHOR ILLUSTRATOR TITLE DATE
J011.62 BOMHO Bomhold, Catharine Twice Upon a Time: A Guide to Franctured, Altered, and Retold Folk and Fairy Tales
A comprehensive guide to over 300 fractured, altered, and otherwise retold classic folk and fairy tales, including the Gingerbread Boy / The Pancake.
2008
J398 Rockwell, Anne Rockwell, Anne Three Bears & 15 Other Stories
Sixteen famous children's stories including "Lazy Jack," "Three Little Pigs," "The Gingerbread Man," and "The Shoemaker and the Elves."
1975
J398.2 Jones, Harold Harold Jones Tales to Tell: Six Traditional Stories
Six classic tales: "The Three Bears," "Chicken-Licken," "Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse," "Munachar and Manachar," "The Gingerbread Boy," and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff."
1984
J398.2 BLACK Blackstone, Stella Wilson, Anne Storytime - First Tales for Sharing
Includes simplified retellings of seven traditional tales featuring animal characters.
2005
J398.2 FAIRY Morel, Eve Fairy Tales and Fables
An illustrated anthology of well-known fairy tales and Aesop's fables.
2008
J398.2 HELME Helmer, Marilyn Tomova, Veselina Three Teeny Tiny Tales
These delightful retellings of three traditional fairy tales -- The Elves land the Shoemaker, The Gingerbread Man and Thumbelina -- will transport children to enchanted places filled with larger-than-life characters who prove that being small is no problem at all. Perfect for bedtime or anytime.
2001
J398.2 ZIEFE Ziefert, Harriet Bolam, Emily Fairy Tale Classics
Easy to read collection. Contents: Little red riding hood -- Gingerbread boy -- Henny-Penny -- Princess and the pea -- Magic porridge pot -- Little red hen -- Ugly duckling
2003
JE AHLBE Ahlberg, Allan Ingman, Bruce Previously
The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward sequence with each tale interrelated to the other. Includes Goldilocks, Jack and the beanstalk, Jack and Jill, the frog prince, Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man.
2007


PARENT-TEACHER MATERIALS

CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
PTC J372.6 RANSO Ransom, Daphne Gingerbread - Thematic Unit
2001
PTC J372.64 Garrity, Linda K. The Gingerbread Guide - Using Folktales with Young children
1987
PTC J398.2 Marsh, Valerie Beyond Words: Great Stories for Hand and Voice
Presents a collection of twenty folk tales and original stories accompanied by sign language diagrams. Includes information for teachers and parents about storytelling and sign language.
1995


NON-PRINT MATERIALS: KITS, DVDS, AND SOUND RECORDINGS

CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
KIT JE GINGE Gingerbread Boy (Primary): Kits for Kids
Books that retell the delightful story of the Gingerbread Man, including tales about the Gingerbread Boy, the Gingerbread Girl, and even the Gingerbread Cowboy!
2008
DVD J808.543 FAIRY Huff, Mary Jo Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Storytellin' Fun!
Join storyteller Mary Jo Huff and her friends as she captures the spirit of childhood in her family friendly DVD.
2006
PLAYAWAY J CLASS Schmidt, Karen The Classics Collection
Contents: Gingerbread man / Karen Schmidt -- The little red hen / Lucinda McQueen -- The velveteen rabbit / Margery Williams.
2007
PLAYAWAY J398.2 KIDS, V.1 Thompson, Kim Mitzo Kids' Classic Stories, Volume 1
A collection of dramatized classic childrens stories.
2008


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This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
General comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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