The Baker’s Dozen
by Heather Forest (Author) and Susan Gaber (Illustrator)
Booktalk: The baker Van Amsterdam becomes known far and wide in Colonial America for his St. Nicholas cookies but after he becomes prosperous, he also becomes stingy, and his luck changes…
Snippet: Van Amsterdam grew quite prosperous, and one night as he was busy counting his money, a thought occurred to him. “If I use just a little less butter, no one will know. If I use just one less egg, they will scarcely be able to tell. If I use just a little less honey, then there will be more money for me!”
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