The Hole Story of the Doughnut
Hear a brief interview with the author.
2016 Junior Library Guild Nonfiction Selection
2017 Cooperative Children's Book Center Best Books of the Year Selection
2017 Notable Social Studies Trade Book
2017 Children's and Teen Choice Book Award Finalist
2017-2018 Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award nominee
Originally, sailors ate large globs of fried dough for breakfast. The middle soaked up the hot grease and made the pastry so heavy that sailors called them sinkers. Everything changed on June 22, 1847 when a 16-year old cook's helper, Hanson Gregory, used the lid from a pepper can to cut a hole in the center of the dough ball before frying. He changed breakfast forever!
Vincent X. Kirsch is the illustrator.
"Delicious!" Kirkus, March 1, 2016.
"A lively offering for reading and sharing that will encourage the youngest of researchers to wonder and learn about everyday items in their world." School Library Journal, March, 2016.
"Entertaining...tasty bit of history." Booklist, March 15, 2016.
"Playful cartoons and dramatic narration tell the true tale of a New England mariner turned doughnut inventor." Publisher's Weekly, March 14, 2016.