S: Seasons of Change
FC: of change | Gingerbread Man By: Stephen, Kevin, and Keith
1: While it is written in 1875, the author of the fairy tale is unknown. | Historical Information The Gingerbread Man fairy tale first appeared in the May 1875 issue of the St. Nicholas Magazine.
2: Why was it Written? | The tale was written to entertain a younger audience and celebrate culinary as well as the ability to create life.
3: The earliest printed versions were written by Peter Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe in Norway in the mid-1800's.
4: Impact on Today's Society | 1. Shrek- The gingerbread man plays a side role in the story
5: Impact on Today's Society | 2. Many short stories were based on the Gingerbread Man. One example of these stories is "Can't Catch Me"
6: Impact on Today's Society | 3. Plays for children have been influenced by the Gingerbread Man. Such as Martha Mutz "The Gingerbread Man: A folktale Play for Children"
7: Impact on Today's Society | 4. The story teaches important moral lessons to the younger audience. It shows the consequences of disobeying and running away.
8: Impact on Today's Society | 5. Many classical compositions have been based on the Gingerbread Man. For example, "The Gingerbread Man" by Tommy James and the Shondells.
9: Archetypes | The Trickster- Gingerbread Man
10: The Great Mother- The old woman. She helped in creating a living food item. | Archetypes
11: Evil Figure- The Fox, was responsible for the death of the Gingerbread Man | Archetypes
12: Artist/Scientist- The Old Woman, was responsible for the creation of the Gingerbread Man. He is inner childlike because he creates cookies. | Archetypes
13: Monster- The mowers. They chased after the poor Gingerbread Man. | Archetypes
14: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest." - Judy Hand | The Theme of the story is obedience. It stresses the consequences of disobeying authority. This is an important theme for young children. | Theme
15: The major motif is "And I can run away from you, I can!" This shows how the Gingerbread believes he is invincible. He disobeys his creators and faces the consequences. | Motif
16: Summary | The little old woman creates the Gingerbread Man. As soon as he was cooked he bolted out of the oven, sending his creators into panic!
17: Summary Con't. | The more you laugh, the longer you live. | The old man and woman chase after him, frantically searching for answers. He seems to think no one will ever catch him.
18: These Are The Moments I Live For | The Gingerbread Man evades mowers, threshers and other obstacles on his jaunt. | Summary
19: He then meets a ravenous fox. The Gingerbread Man challenges the fox to catch him. | Summary
20: The story ends with the Fox indulging in the delicious yet caloric Gingerbread Man. | Summary
21: Optical Illusion
22: Warm & Cozy
23: wonderland | Dashing Through the Snow
24: Works Cited “Book of the Day.” Early Childhood School Library Blog . Early Childhood School Library Blog, 2012. Web. 24 Feb. 2012.
25: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us.