Brother Giovanni's Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was Born

Anna Egan Smucker (Author) Amanda Hall (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
August 03, 2015
Pages
34
Dimensions
10.3 X 0.3 X 9.8 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780802854209
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About the Author

Anna Egan Smucker has been writing children's books for over twenty years. She currently teaches writing workshops for children and adults. She lives in West Virginia. Visit her website at www.annasmucker.com. Amanda Hall has illustrated a number of picture books, including The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau (Eerdmans), which won the PEN/Steven Kroll Award. Amanda lives in England. Visit herwebsite at www.amandahall-illustration.com.

Reviews

The Catholic Accent
"All readers will enjoy this fun story and beautifully illustrated hardcover book."

Kirkus
"A fanciful and inventive version of how those yummy big soft pretzels came to be. . . . As happy a piece of ecclesiastical cuisine as can be imagined."

Retailing Insight
"This charming village tale is based on a legend from the 7th century. Anna Smucker retells it with urgency and wit. Amanda Hall's illustrations bring it to life with bright colors, animated faces, and a cat who leads us to the happy ending. Children and adults will turn the pages over and over as they relive this fable from the past."

Booklist (Online)
"A thoroughly charming, fictionalized account of the origins of the pretzel. . . . Cheerful folkloric images in a modern twist on the traditional Florentine style show smiling faces full of mischief and mirth. . . . A recipe follows this happy food-origins tale."