Walter the Baker

Product Number: 43425
Released: Mar 22, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788759260
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People come from near and far to buy Walter's delicious bread, cookies, and tarts. Everyone agrees he is the best baker in the whole Duchy. The Duke and Duchess love his sweet rolls for breakfast. Every morning, he carries a basketful of warm rolls to their castle. But one day the cat spills the milk he plans to use for the bread dough. What can Walter do? He grabs a pitcher of water and pours it into the flour. Will the Duke and Duchess notice the difference? Internationally popular children's author and award-winning illustrator Eric Carle fills this fun-loving tale with suspense and humor.

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Author(s): Eric Carle
Narrator(s): John McDonough
Product Number Z10472
Released: Jan 22, 2017
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ISBN: #9781490668192
Text - Paperback
Author(s): Eric Carle
Product Number 12804
Released: Feb 28, 2000
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ISBN: #9780689820885

Professional reviews

"Walter finds himself threatened with banishment from the Duchy if he can't produce a new roll good enough to satisfy the Duke and Duchess. Walter does so by accidentally inventing the pretzel. With his throaty voice full of enthusiasm, McDonough puts life into these words and a spirit of fun into the story. His style and delivery add a feeling of intimacy and a personal touch. From the Duke's slightly gruff, authoritative voice to the sweet, light voice of the Duchess, McDonough makes certain important characters have the foreground. McDonough easily conveys the worry and stress Walter feels as he strives to find the roll fit for the Duchy. Even the youngest listeners will enjoy this lively retelling. P.A.J. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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