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THE BUN by Marcia Brown


A Tale From Russia

by Marcia Brown

Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 1972
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Cousin to the more familiar gingerbread boy, a round and smiling bun of dough and sour cream successfully evades an old woman, old man, hare, wolf, and bear before a fox, pretending interest in his boasting song, flatters him nearer and nearer. . . then "Snap! That was that!" The crudely contrasting colors and broad, chop-licking expressions suit this version to group consumption; close up, Holdsworth's Gingerbread Boy (1968) is more sustaining.