Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Starred Reviews for Gingerbread for Liberty!
Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution, written by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by (my client, the wonderful) Vincent X. Kirsch, and due for release in January 2015, has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. The nonfiction picture book tells the tale of the extraordinary baking talent of Christopher Ludwick and how he used his cookies to help General George Washington and his American troops. School Library Journal notes that this book gives a “fresh look” on the American Revolution with its “accessible” dialogue-laden text and “charming illustrations.” Publishers Weekly said, the story “celebrates an unheralded historical figure, reinforces the value of creatively employing one’s skills, and reminds readers that heroes can be found in surprising places.” Congrats Vincent! (http://www.vincentxkirsch.com/) Twitter: @VincenzoXKirsch