Stone Soup

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Scholastic Inc., 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
116 Reviews
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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Book is great for writing experiencing sequencing. - Goodreads
Good plot and moral behind the story. - Goodreads
It's a great story retold with beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures are lively and intriguing to the story. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book, and the imagery was superb. - Goodreads
Muth is an incredible children's book writer. - Goodreads

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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (2003)

Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book ZEN SHORTS and its sequel, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling picture book ZEN TIES. Other beloved titles from Jon include THE THREE QUESTIONS, GERSHON'S MONSTER by Eric Kimmel, and THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Lauren Thompson. Muth lives in upstate New York with his wife and five children.

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