Gingerbread For Liberty!: How A German Baker Helped Win The American Revolution
Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution
From School Library Journal
Gr 1–4—A little-known figure from the American Revolution era is given a fresh look for another generation of history lovers. This book relates the tale of a generous, beloved, and industrious member of the Philadelphia community, originally from Germany, referred to as "the baker." The book centers on his insistence upon joining the war effort, despite being told he's too old and fat. George Washington put the baker to work baking bread for the troops and eventually sent him on a special mission to convince the mercenary Hessian soldiers to abandon the English army. Rockliff's dialogue-laden text is accessible, even...