Gingerbread Stories from Around the World

Gingerbread Men Stories from Around the World

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Gingerbread Men Tales from Around the World

A lot of teachers read the Gingerbread Man to their class this time of year.  I love the Gingerbread Man as much as the next mama or teacher, but what I love even more is finding other versions of a traditional story.  I had a few such stories in my personal collection, but decided I wanted to compile a list of all of the Gingerbread Men stories from around the world.  So, I set to doing so and was amazed with what I found. Here is a list of the different versions I found. My favorites are the The Runaway Rice Cake  and The Runaway Wok both by Ying Chang Compestine.

Which do you like best?

The Matzo Ball Boy by Lisa Shulman


Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth


Snow Dude by Daniel Kirk


Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski


The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone


The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett


Runaway Tortilla by Eric Kimmel


The Runaway Rice Cake by Ying Chang Compestine


Sourdough Man: An Alaska Folktale by Cherie Stihler


The Cajun Cornbread Boy by Dianne De Las Casas


The Cajun Gingerbread Boy by Berthe Amoss


Stop that Pickle! by Peter Armour


The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires


The Runaway Pancake by Whitman Publishing Company


The Runaway Pancake by Mairi Mackinnon


The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst


The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup


Can’t Catch Me by Ann Hassett


The Matzah Man by Naomi Howland


Gingerbread Bear by Dennis Roberts


Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine


The Musubi Man: Hawai’i’s Gingerbread Man by Sandi Takayam


The Gingerbread Rabbit by Randall Jarrell


Senorita Gordita by Helen Kettemen


Runaway Latkes by Leslie Kimmelman


Kolobok by Natasha Bochkov


The Jalapeno Man by Debbie Leland


The Gurabia Man by Talent Dadia White

The Ninjabread Man by CJ Leigh

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I had fun visiting the posts from last weeks linky party. There are so many wonderful ideas out there!

Here are a few of my favorites….

Sticking with the Gingerbread theme…

 50+ Gingerbread Activities from The Educators’ Spin On It

Over 50 Gingerbread Activities for Kids-1

Candy Experiments for Kids from Gift of Curiosity


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9 thoughts on “Gingerbread Stories from Around the World

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  3. Thanks for the great list! Here are a few more titles:
    The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires
    The Gingerbread Man Superhero! By Dotti Enderle
    The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Enderle
    The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
    The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck by Laura Murray
    The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School by Joan Holub

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  5. Brilliant! It made me think about Russian version that is called Kolobok. The setting is not Christmastime, but the premise of the story is very much the same! Thanks for co-hosting Afterschool!

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