Papa and the Gingerbread Man: An Adventure in America's Oldest City

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Abstract

In this picture book, Papa is tasked by his grandchildren, knowing his affinity with certain fantastical individuals, to track down the elusive Gingerbread Man and invite him to come to their school's Christmas party. The dutybound grandfather made a few calls, and learns the Gingerbread Man is vacationing in St. Augustine. What luck! He journey's to the Old City Gates, but is soon led to the Castillo de San Marcos by a mischievous giggling. Atop the high coquina walls, in one of the turrets, the Gingerbread Man taunted Papa. Before the grandfather could ask his cookie friend if he will meet his grandchildren's class, the Gingerbread Man runs, and Papa gives chase. The two ran through old St. Augustine, playing a game of hide and seek within a few businesses along St. George Street, to the bayfront, and more.

Other notable local locations visited include the Matanzas River, the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, the Columbia Restaurant, Cafe Hidalgo, the Cathedral Basilica, Avenida Menendez, and the Plaza de la Constitucion.

Identifier

SPECIAL PZ7 .C6512 2006

Access Rights

This item is part of Special Collections and is accessible by appointment-only.

Creator

Contributor

John Colaianni, illustrator

Title

Papa and the Gingerbread Man: An Adventure in America's Oldest City

Publisher

[St. Augustine, FL: Self-published]

Date

Format

Hardcover book

Language

English

Subject

Fantasy or Paranormal
Travel
Youth

Coverage

Contemporary, Children

Accrual Method

Purchased

Bibliographic Citation

Cola, Arthur. Papa and the Gingerbread Man: An Adventure in America's Oldest City. Illustrated by John Colaianni. [St. Augustine, FL: Self-Published], 2006.

Citation

Arthur Cola, “Papa and the Gingerbread Man: An Adventure in America's Oldest City,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 18, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/199.

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