Chef Morgan, who has worked in the pastry arts for nearly 20 years, takes you through the basics of baking a gingerbread house from scratch. Close-up color photographs will make you feel as if he is standing by your side in the kitchen, helping you with each step. Try your hand at 17 charming, delectable houses that can be easily made by a beginner but won't look like it. Book jacket.
An abandoned baby. A locked trunk. A man called Finch. A stolen car ring. And a missing grandmother. Ronny and Greg Jameson didn't realize that one girl could be so full of mystery. But that was before the met Evie Hollis. Evie Hollis had polio and walked with a crutch. But that didn’t stop her from leading the two boys on a wild race through Atlanta in search of the Gingerbread House. The house that Evie was sure would answer all her questions—if she could only find it in time.
'Moving, honest, and darkly comic.' - Marian Keyes 'Gripping, heartbreaking, funny, surprising.' - Roddy Doyle 'Beautiful, heartbreaking, original, honest, unique.' - Cecelia Ahern Life in the Gingerbread House is no fairy tale... When Tess agrees to move into her aged mother-in-law's idyllic country cottage, she sees it as the perfect opportunity to escape the distractions of the city and start work on a novel. However, life in the Gingerbread House is no fairy tale. Tess is utterly unprepared for the reality of caring for Eleanor, who suffers from dementia. Feeling increasingly isolated, she struggles to cope as Eleanor fluctuates between violent mood swings, child-like dependency and moments of heart-wrenching lucidity. Meanwhile, Tess's teenage daughter Katia is helpless to intercede; in the end she can only watch as things fall apart and a tragedy even closer to home surfaces. Heart-breaking and hopeful in equal measure, The Gingerbread House addresses a struggle that many families face with compassion, honesty and a gentle humour that becomes so necessary when coping with the impact of dementia. What readers are saying about The Gingerbread House: 'A small novel, with a huge heart ... Beaufoy has created a stunning and sensual read, which may just break even the hardest of hearts. Highly recommended.' - Margaret Madden, Sunday Independent 'You won't see the final, heart-rending twist in this taboo-tackling novel until it hits you. And it hits hard.' - The Sunday Post 'Darkly funny.' - Woman's Own 'A triumph. Darkly moving, beautifully written. A counterpoint to the disturbing them is the deft and beautifully readable prose. Couldn't put it down.' - Pippa James, author of The Secret Life of Lucy Lovecake 'Charming, funny, tender and sad, and devastatingly readable. I will never forget it.' - Hilary Mortz 'Frank and incredibly moving.' - Book-Drunk Blog 'A most original, thought-provoking and all too real story.' - Amazon Reviewer
A killer holds an entire planet hostage. Brock Marsden uses Galactic technology to incorporate alien DNA into his body—gaining super-human abilities. As a member of the Moreau Society, Brock knows the risks, the dangers of using such advanced technology. Those reckless, ignorant, or simply unlucky risk becoming Dumpties, scrambled beyond saving, dying a horrible death. Now a rogue ex-member of the Moreau Society has twisted the Galactic technology into a horrible weapon capable of murder by mutation. The killer holds the entire planet hostage to his demands for a Galactic to surrender to him—something that the Glittering Throng will never do. With everything at stake, Brock Marsden must track down the killer and stop him before the unthinkable happens. In a case that demands everything, how much will Brock sacrifice to save a world?
Come one, come all! The Gingerbread Fair opens soon! Teams of kids are baking, building, and decorating. The project guidelines are clear: the winning house must stand upright on its own and a gingerbread boy and girl must fit inside. Sounds easy? It would be except…cookies burn, the icing is too thin, the house caves-in, someone is eating the candy decorations, and—oh!—they forgot about the gingerbread boy and girl. Follow the team as they struggle to create the perfect gingerbread house. Young engineers will learn to overcome problems and press on to a finished house. At the end, they evaluate their efforts and plan for a better gingerbread house. Need a winter STEM engineering project? This book inspires the budding engineers to think about the classic gingerbread house in a new way. Written in a lyrical rhyme, it’s sure to please the language arts folks, too.
From basic construction to decorating and baking, this guide to the fine art of the gingerbread house includes easy-to-follow instructions for forty projects--a gingerbread birdhouse, a carousel, a haunted house, and much more. 18,000 first printing.
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Count the candy that is needed to decorate a gingerbread house. This Spanish book for kids teaches numbers 11-19 and uses real-world examples and familiar objects to make learning math fun and easy. With bright images and simple text, this full-color book develops students' math and reading skills. The Math Talk questions build fluency and comprehension of basic math concepts. Perfect for shared or guided reading, this nonfiction kids book is ideal for kindergarten and ages 4-6.
It's time to solve the last mystery of the Clue Duo series. Help nine-year-old Elisabeth Vanklewen her best friend Eveline Brighton as they look around for clues to solve this Christmas catastrophe. With seven fun filled chapters, a few suspects and a handful of clues, this mystery turns out to be one tough cookie... just in time for the Holidays!