Gingerbread for Liberty!

Gingerbread for Liberty!

How A German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

Book - 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! 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.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2015, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780544130012
Branch Call Number: J 973. 3 LUD R
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kirsch, Vincent X. - Illustrator


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Christopher Ludwick was a baker in the colonial era when the United States was just forming. And when the war for Independence began, Christopher wanted to help too. But while most people put down their everyday lives to go to battle, he just kept on doing what he was good at: baking gingerbread. He fed hungry troops, and even enticed opposing soldiers with the sweet smell of baked bread. You may never have heard of him before, but Christopher Ludwick truly helped America win its independence—even George Washington said so—without ever lifting a weapon.

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