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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Richer than some versions, in that there is the theme of neighborly happiness made explicit, as well as the simple theme of pooling resources. There's also an author's note that teaches about some ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
By far my favorite version of this timeless tale. We especially loved the water color, the Buddhist spin, and how the author/illustrator? taught us at the end how to study the illustrations in this ... Read full review