Ludwick is a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent
for baking the best gingerbread in Philadelphia. No one goes hungry if
he can help it--"Not in my
America!" he says. When cries of "Revolution!" begin, Christopher
marches off to feed General Washington and his hungry troops. But
Washington never expects his favorite baker to sneak off on a risky
secret mission across enemy lines...
Brought to life by Vincent Kirsch's innovative cut-paper illustrations, Gingerbread for Liberty!
is the story of an unsung hero of the Revolutionary War who changed the course of history--one delicious mouthful at a time.
GINGERBREAD FOR LIBERTY!
by Mara Rockliff
illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
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"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
"This appealing concoction is a powerful reminder of the good one person can do." —Kirkus Reviews