Scholastic Inc., 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Award-winning artist Jon J Muth retells the favorite tale of a selfish community who is tricked into creating a delicious soup from stones. Set in China in Muth's hauntingly beautiful watercolors.
Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until-- together, they have made a feast fit for a king!
In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.
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Review: Stone SoupUser Review - Emily Mckinnon - Goodreads
I absolutely loved the lesson learned through this story. So often we keep to ourselves instead of reaching out and connecting with those around us. This would be a great book to read with children in ... Read full review
Review: Stone SoupUser Review - Ashlee Moser - Goodreads
This book had a great message about bringing people together. It caught my attention in the beginning with the title of "Stone Soup" because I wasn't sure how someone could make stone soup. Great book for kids and adults! Read full review