Walter the Baker

Picture Books | April 30, 1995

byEric CarleIllustratorEric Carle

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Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After one bite the Duke throws down his roll in disgust and summons Walter to the castle. He threatens to banish the baker unless he can take the same dough and make a good-tasting roll that the rising sun can shine through three times. Will Walter succeed in his task, or will he have to leave his town forever?
With good humor and the vibrantly colored paper collages that are known and loved the world over, Eric Carle has concocted a delicious book that kids will savor as much as they love eating...shhh...pretzels!

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With a sprightly text and his most vibrantly colored collage illustrations to date, Carle tells the story of Walter, the best baker in the Duchy who, under creative pressure, invents the pretzel. Based on a German folktale passed down to Carle by his grandmother, this delightful story illustrates how necessity and accidents are the mot...

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Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After one bite the Duke throws down his roll...

Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, Eric Carle moved to Germany in 1935 with his parents and was educated there. He studied graphic design at the Academie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. He returned to America in 1952 and worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times, and later as art director for an international advertisin...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.81 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:April 30, 1995Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689800789

ISBN - 13:9780689800788

Appropriate for ages: 4

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With a sprightly text and his most vibrantly colored collage illustrations to date, Carle tells the story of Walter, the best baker in the Duchy who, under creative pressure, invents the pretzel. Based on a German folktale passed down to Carle by his grandmother, this delightful story illustrates how necessity and accidents are the mother and father of invention. Full color