Read With Us: “The Runaway Beignet”

Title: The Runaway Beignet

Author: Connie Collins Morgan

Illustrator: Herb Leonhard

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company (Gretna, Louisiana), 2014

All rights reserved.

It’s Mardi Gras and although parades and parties have been cancelled due to the pandemic, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!)

Today, I’d like to share a delightful book that you and your family can enjoy from the comfort (and safety) of your home!

“The Runaway Beignet” is a retelling of “The Gingerbread Man” and it takes place in New Orleans during Mardi Gras!

In the book, a mysterious stranger gives a baker named Marcel a magic bag of sugar and grants him a wish!

Read along with us

My daughters and I filmed a video of us reading the book aloud. Read along with us:

Along with my purchase of their delicious pralines, I bought “The Runaway Beignet” book through the Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines website. (This post is not sponsored and these are not affiliate links.)


    1. According to her bio, the author grew up with her Cajun family in Louisiana. I like her adaptation! Thankfully, the beignet boy was spared the gingerbread man’s fate and found someone he could trust! 😊 Thanks for reading!

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