Bone Button Borscht

Front Cover
Kids Can Press, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
6 Reviews
On a dark winter's night, a poor beggar arrives in town and wanders from house to house seeking food and shelter. But the townspeople--who don't think they have anything to give--prove tobe as cold as wheather. Even the caretaker in the synagogue turns him away. Undaunted, the beggar removes five bone buttons from his threadbare coat and announces that he can make a delicious soup--enough to feed the whole town--with just one more button.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Bone Button Borscht

User Review  - Lara - Goodreads

Not only did my daughter (5) love this book, we made the borscht recipe and it was delicious! I think part of its appeal is that it looks so different from other books and the language is mature. It's a favorite. Read full review

Review: Bone Button Borscht

User Review  - Shelly - Goodreads

A re-telling of the folkloric Stone Soup, with an obvious Jewish bent to it, and a book I think everyone should read, or at least the Stone Soup tale to remind themselves 'We are all in this together ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

Aubrey Davis is a Toronto author and storyteller. He likes to tell and write puzzling, often funny tales that make people think. His last book, Bagels from Benny, has won the Canadian Jewish Book Award (children's literature) and the Sydney Taylor Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Dusan Petric is an award-winning children's book designer and illustrator whose books include The Enormous Potato and Lickety-Split. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Bibliographic information