The Stingy Baker
by Janet Greeson
illustrated by David LaRochelle
Carolrhoda Books, 1990
Ages 5 to 10
ISBN 0-87614-378-8, (out of print)
The origin of the phrase “a baker’s dozen” is told in this folktale about a baker whose greedy ways get him in trouble with a conniving witch. Illustrated with hand-painted linoleum prints.