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The History of Gingerbread



The History of Gingerbread

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.63

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     challenging words:    hansel, nuremberg, history, spice, people, capital, spicy, often, shape, tasty, person, different, holiday, witch, flat, thousand
     content words:    United States


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The History of Gingerbread
By Meg Leonard
  

1     Ginger is a spice. It has a long history. People have baked with it for over a thousand years! Explorers brought the spice to Germany. Germans made tasty treats with this spice. Nuremberg, Germany, is the gingerbread capital of the world!
 
2     Gingerbread can be made many different ways. It can be a soft cake. It can be a crisp flat cookie. It is light, dark, sweet, or spicy. It is often served in a shape like a house, a person, or a star.

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