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Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was Born Gallery

The illustrations on this gallery were created for Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward, written by Anna Egan Smucker and published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers in 2015.

“Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward” is a sweet retelling of the legend of the first pretzel — in this version, as a reward for children learning their prayers in anticipation of a visit by the bishop…The vibrant, expressive illustrations by Amanda Hall are a nice compliment to the text. The book also includes a historical footnote and pretzel recipe at the end.”
– LibraryThing

Signed copies of this book are available from Amanda’s Collectable Children’s Books page. Illustration Prints, Kids Room Wall Murals and Original Illustrations are also available from this book via Amanda’s Shop. Merchandising rights are available for these images – click Images Available for information.

Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 6 ‘Brother Giovanni kneading dough in his bakery’ (Pixel dimensions available w3670 x h3664 includes bleed)
Illustration 24 ‘A heavenly aroma filled the kitchen’ (Pixel dimensions available w6956 x h3700)
Illustration 23 ‘Brother Giovanni’s eureka Pretzel moment’ (Pixel dimensions available w3684 x h3679 includes bleed)
Illustration 25 ‘The children crowded around Brother Giovanni’ (Pixel dimensions available w7400 x h3626 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 5 ‘Little bread angel vignette’ (Pixel dimensions available w1196 x h887)
Illustration 27 “Well done!” the Bishop said to the children’ (Pixel dimensions available w3783 x h3710 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 3 ‘Decorative title page motif’ (Pixel dimensions available w2167 x h2487)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 21 ‘Brother Giovanni mixed way too much dough’ (Pixel dimensions available w1452 x h962)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 12 “You have to put on a mean face,” said Brother Jerome’ (Pixel dimensions available w1867 x h1266)
Illustration 22 ‘dough shapes’ (Pixel dimensions available w1804 x h684)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 19 ‘A bowl of flour to make bread’ (Pixel dimensions available w967 x h974)
Illustration 32 ‘Panier of bread’ (Pixel dimensions available w501 x h551)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 4 ‘Frontispiece, the cat and the little boy’ (Pixel dimensions available w1503 x h1435)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 8 ‘The Abbot talking to Brother Giovanni in the garden’ (Pixel dimensions available w3694 x h3735 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 7 ‘The children being noisy in the monastery’ (Pixel dimensions available w7361 x h6399 includes bleed)
Illustration 26 ‘The little chapel’ (Pixel dimensions available w858 x h1057)
Illustration 29 ‘Pretzel border’ (Pixel dimensions available w3883 x h3755 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 1 ‘Cover, Brother Giovanni, with the children peeping through the bakery door’ (Pixel dimensions available w4020 x h4021 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 2 ‘Endpaper Brother Giovanni riding in a medieval landscape’ (Pixel dimensions available w7391 x h3692 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 15 ‘One boy rolled on the floor laughing’ (Pixel dimensions available w1130 x h751)
Illustration 31 ‘The cat’s paw’ (Pixel dimensions available w533 x h546 includes bleed)
Illustration 34 ‘Angel vignette’ (Pixel dimensions available w1290 x h1532)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 10 ‘Brother Giovanni’s smile could warm even the coldest house’ (Pixel dimensions available w3673 x h3668 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 11 ‘Giovanni’s voice was as rich as the richest cream’ (Pixel dimensions available w6948 x h3384)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 13 ‘Brother Giovanni trying to look mean’ (Pixel dimensions available w3679 x h3705 includes bleed)
 Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 18 ‘Giovanni and the children whirled and twirled’ (Pixel dimensions available w7366 x h3833 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 16 ‘It wasn’t long before everyone was laughing’ (Pixel dimensions available w3766 x h3402 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 20 ‘The Bishop appearing in Brother Giovanni’s nightmare’ (Pixel dimensions available w3723 x h3702 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 14 ‘Brother Giovanni pulled the corners of his mouth down’ (Pixel dimensions available w854 x h1163)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 9 ‘Brother Giovanni, praying night and day’ (Pixel dimensions available w2196 x h1078)
Illustration 28 ‘A Pretzel party at the monastery’ (Pixel dimensions available w7422 x h3729 includes bleed)
Brother Giovannis Little Reward Gallery. Illustration 17 ‘People in the village hop and skip, circle and bow’ (Pixel dimensions available w802 x h942)
Illustration 30 ‘A little hand grabs a pretzel’ (Pixel dimensions available w687 x h416 includes bleed)
Illustration 33 ‘The pretzel’ (Pixel dimensions available w386 x h401)