Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution by Mara RockliffGingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution by Mara Rockliff

Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

byMara RockliffIllustratorVincent X. Kirsch

Hardcover | January 27, 2015

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Christopher Ludwick was a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent for baking. When cries of "Revolution!" began, Christopher was determined to help General George Washington and his hungry troops. Not with muskets or cannons, but with gingerbread!&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Cheerfully told by Mara Rockliff and brought to life by Vincent Kirsch's inventive cut-paper illustrations, Gingerbread for Liberty is the story of an unsung hero of the Revolutionary War who changed the course of history one loaf at a time.
Mara Rockliff enjoys writing books for kids and baking gingerbread and other treats. She lives in Berks County, Pennsylvania with her family. To learn more about Rockliff and her books, visit mararockliff.com. Vincent X. Kirsch is the author and illustrator of many pictures books, including Noah Webster and His Words, written b...
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Title:Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American RevolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.75 × 0.41 inPublished:January 27, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544130014

ISBN - 13:9780544130012

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This appealing concoction is a powerful reminder of the good one person can do." -Kirkus * "A sweet addition to Revolutionary War units where a more behind-the-scenes look is desired and a nonfiction twist on gingerbread-themed storytimes." - School Library Journal, starred review * "Rockliff's story celebrates an unheralded historical figure, reinforces the value of creatively employing one's skills, and reminds readers that heroes can be found in surprising places." - Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Kirsch's cookie-cutter images of a battalion approaching by sea, hired by England's king, lessen the threat and sweeten the humor? [while] Rockliff uses recurring refrains for maximum impact? Readers will be back for seconds." -Shelf Awareness, starred review "Kirsch's jovial cut-paper illustrations, in warm tones of ginger and cinnamon, complement the playful patriotism of Rockliff's text." - The New York Times "