The Gingerbread Boy, 1966. This book, illustrated by Robert Lumley, was the 7th book in the original series of 27 Well-Loved Tales books. The text, as always in the books of this series, was written by Vera Southgate.
As usual, the tales with lots of magical animals in them were given to Robert Lumley to illustrate but in this book, and here he uses humour, energy and observation to create images that will create real drama for a young child at bedtime. It’s difficult to warm to the ungrateful little Gingerbread Boy here, so keen to run away from the nice couple, but it’s still a bit of a shock when he gets eaten by the fox at the end.
The Gingerbread Boy, matt boards, Illustrated by Robert Lumley. This books is only in fair condition and it would be suitable for someone who wants to read and enjoy the book – not for a collector. As you can see in the photo, the bottom piece of spine paper is missing; it’s now protected with clear book tape. There’s also a cup mark on the back. Inside the pages are in good conditon. This book dates from the late 1970s/early 80s and has the original price of 40p stamped on the back.
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