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

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Product Information:
Hardcover picture-book: 34 pages
Age Range: 4-8 years
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2015
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 26 x .9 x 24.8 cm (10.2 x .4 x 9.8 inch)
Product Weight: 0.442 kg (0.97 lb)
ISBN: 9780802854209



The pretzel, that delicious little knot-like, baked-bread treat, is so familiar. Where did it come from, does anyone know? In Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward: How the Pretzel was Born we find out what might have happened in a monastery in Italy long ago.

Meet Brother Giovanni, baker at the monastery. He is happy and loves the children he teaches, but he has a problem with getting them to learn to say their prayers, as they are just having too much fun. This is important – why? Because the Abbot says, “If the children cannot say their prayers, I worry that our new bishop may be very unhappy.”

In Brother Giovanni’s desperate search for a solution, he hits upon a brilliant idea…

This is a very merry picture book. Amanda Hall’s illustrations are created to reflect the style of medieval illuminated manuscripts and the book is topped off with a pretzel recipe at the end.

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Weight 0.442 kg
Dimensions 26 × 0.6 × 24.8 cm
Cover Type


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