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by Wendy Edelson,Aaron Shepard


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One Saint Nicholas Day morning, the baker was just ready for business, when the door of his shop flew open. In walked an old woman, wrapped in a long black shawl.

One Saint Nicholas Day morning, the baker was just ready for business, when the door of his shop flew open. He started to wrap them, but the woman reached out and stopped him. "I asked for a dozen. You have given me only twelve. Madam," said the baker, "everyone knows that a dozen is twelve. But I say a dozen is thirteen," said the woman. I asked for a dozen. Madam, said the baker, everyone knows that a dozen is twelve. But I say a dozen is thirteen, said the woman. Van Amsterdam was not a man to bear foolishness.

A Saint Nicholas Tale. Retold by Aaron Shepard, pictures by Wendy Edelson. St Nicholas in Van Amsterdam’s dream of his childhood experience. The honest baker Van Amsterdam gives his customers exactly what they pay for-not more and not less. But the baker will not agree.

The Baker's Dozen book. A holiday tale from colonial Dutch New York  . Aaron Shepard’s Saint Nicholas tale of the origin of the Baker’s Dozen, and how it came to be is nothing less than charming with a nice lesson for all. A storyteller by (former) profession, he brings this story to life with a fairy-tale essence, and a lesson that is always relevant.

A baker in colonial New York learns the importance of generosity from an old woman who visits his shop on St. Nicholas Da. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. by. Shepard, Aaron; Edelson, Wendy, ill. Publication date. Nicholas, Saint, Bp. of Myra, Nicholas, Saint, Bp. of Myra, Bakers and bakeries, Folklore. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana.

Wendy Edelson has applied her award-winning skills to a wide range of illustration projects, including picture books, pet portraits, posters, puzzles, and fabric design.

He always gave his customers exactly what they paid for - not more and not less. Wendy Edelson has applied her award-winning skills to a wide range of illustration projects, including picture books, pet portraits, posters, puzzles, and fabric design. Her clients have included Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, the Seattle Aquarium, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the . Postal Service, and the American Library Association. By Wendy Edelson, Aaron Shepard. He receives a visit from an old woman who casts a spell on him and is forced to rethink the way he counts his baker's dozen. Van Amsterdam, a baker, gives his customers what they pay for, no more and no less see all Van Amsterdam, a baker, gives his customers what they pay for, no more and no less.

The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale (Paperback). Aaron Shepard (author), Wendy Edelson (illustrator)

The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale (Paperback). Aaron Shepard (author), Wendy Edelson (illustrator). Paperback 40 Pages, Published: 18/11/2010 Added to basket.

THE BAKER'S DOZEN: A Saint Nicholas Tale. Retold by Aaron Shepard. Illustrated by Wendy Edelson. Written and illustrated by Tomie DePaola. Ages 4 to 8) Full-page illustrations set off a retelling of the life of Mary based on Scripture, legend and tradition. The artist was inspired by the Giotto frescoes in Padua.

Van Amsterdam the baker was well known for his honesty as well as for his fine Saint Nicholas cookies. He always gave his customers exactly what they paid for -- not more and not less. So, he was not about to give in when a mysterious old woman comes to him on Saint Nicholas Day and insists that a dozen is thirteen!

Comments: (7)

Ximinon
Overall I think the story is a fun one which ultimately teaches children to be generous to others, especially during the holiday season.

My only qualm with the way the book is advertised, however. The listing states it is a book with "bonus cookie recipe and pattern." I am planning on reading this with my children on the Feast of St. Nicholas (December 6) and spending time baking the cookies. I *assumed* a cookie "pattern" meant a cookie "cutter." Indeed it does not. The bonus "pattern" included is simply the large image of the cookie on the back cover of the book. I would have to make a paper template from which to cut out all the cookies which is time consuming and messy - especially with children. If you plan to order the book, know you will probably end up having to purchase an additional actual St. Nicholas cookie cutter, unfortunately none of which look anything like the one in the book.
Snowseeker
The pictures were beautiful in this interesting Christmas Tale. The story is about a baker that provides his customers with no more and no less than what they pay for. It is trying to teach a parable about not being greedy, but I don't really think it does the concept justice. If I was just rating on the illustrator it would get five stars. The story did keep my childs attention (8), but at the end we were kind of left with "huh?".
GAMER
The Baker's Dozen is a story about how a baker in New York began to give 13 items when people asked for a dozen. He was a fair and honest baker, never cheating anyone, but never giving anyone more than they paid for. He is visited by St. Nicholas in disguise as and old woman and when he refuses to give her 13 cookies instead of the dozen ordered, she puts a curse on the baker. It takes him an entire year to learn that giving is better than receiving. This is a short book, but the illustrations are beautiful and I highly recommend it as a Christmas story for all families.
lets go baby
Aaron Shepard is both a wise story crafter and a good baker, who has concocted and performed dozens of folk tales for modern, wiggly audiences of children. This is a digitally mastered edition of a lovely illustrated Christmas story, (kudos to the illustrator!) first published traditionally, and one of our family hardback holiday favorites. When I saw it selling at such a low price, snapping it up was a no-brainer. If you like this, I strongly recommend the paper version...even a paperback...it's much more beautiful, with more of a cozy factor. And all his books for kids- longer folk tales that help build cultural literacy, vocabulary and longer attention spans- in print or bought used, are worth it.
YSOP
Best Aaron Shepard book I've acquired to date! The cover alone demonstrates the incredible detail of the artwork and has a superb story as well that is definitely worth the retelling. Tremendous! And for more very good Christmas books for less than a dollar, please see my reviews for :

1) The Steadfast Tin soldier (Illustrated) by Hans Christian Andersen
2) A Little Book of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs
3) Stinky Santa by Otto Fishblanket
4) A Family for Christmas by Helen Scott Taylor
5) A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others
6) Holiday Tales Christmas in the Adirondacks by William Henry Harrison
7) The Life of a Snowflake by Kurt Zimmerman
8) Ginger's New House by Shawnda Blake

Merry Christmas!
Niwield
This is an enjoyable short children’s story that tells one version of the account of how the term Baker’s Dozen was started. The book is very graphics heavy with original artwork on about every other page on the Kindle version. While the pictures look okay with an e-Ink Kindle reader, they really “pop” and come to life on a Kindle Fire as they are in color. Children should enjoy this one and I’m certain parents / grandparents will like reading it, also as it is not too simplistic to read and it does tell a good story.

I originally picked the Kindle version of this one up for all of one penny which adds one star to the review because it makes it a heck of a deal – if you’re looking for a good children’s storybook to read, I would recommend this one.
Camper
I enjoyed reading this and so did my 17 year old who never outgrows Christmas stories and this was was such a great tale I had never heard and we enjoyed the message giving above and how blessed we are looking for that bakers dozen next time we're baking ! Thank you for sharing! ! Merry Christmas
For many years this was a regular read in my preschool class. I decided I needed a copy of this wonderful story on generosity in my own library when I started working on a children's church series. The story is classically beautiful, the illustrations are appealing, and the message of generosity is timely.
The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale download epub
Geography & Cultures
Author: Wendy Edelson,Aaron Shepard
ISBN: 0689802986
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Geography & Cultures
Language: English
Publisher: Atheneum (October 1, 1995)
Pages: 32 pages