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Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Gingerbread Man'

The gingerbread man runs as fast as he can through the forest. Nancy Carlson for MPR
7min 11sec : Classical Kids Storytime: The Gingerbread Man

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"Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Who can catch this speedy pastry? Find out in The Gingerbread Man. It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, with music by Johannes Brahms and illustrations by Nancy Carlson. (See more of her illustrations in the gallery.)


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Our telling of The Gingerbread Man includes excerpts from the following recordings:

Johannes Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

Symphony No. 1
Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Rahbari

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.

Credits

Storyteller: Steve Seel
Producer: Steve Seel
Illustrations: Nancy Carlson
Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton
Social media producer: Brooke Knoll
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher

Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Gingerbread Man,' with music by Johannes Brahms and illustrations by Nancy Carlson. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The old woman bakes a gingerbread man. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The gingerbread man bursts from the oven, startling the boy. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The family rus after the gingerbread man. Nancy Carlson for MPR
Exhausted, the family can't catch the gingerbread man. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The gingerbread man comes upon two well diggers. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The well diggers have to rest because they can't keep up with the gingerbread man. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The gingerbread man runs as fast as he can through the forest. Nancy Carlson for MPR
A bear sees the gingerbread man running in the forest. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The gingerbread man exclaims how fast he is. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The bears tries to eat the gingerbread man. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The bear is not fast enough to catch the gingerbread man. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The gingerbread man meets a fox relaxing by a fence post. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The fox asks the gingerbread man to come closer so he can hear him. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The fox, pretending to be hard of hearing, asks the gingerbread man to come even closer. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The fox pounces on top of the gingerbread man. Nancy Carlson for MPR
The fox gobbles up the gingerbread in one huge gulp. Nancy Carlson for MPR
"Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Nancy Carlson for MPR

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