Stone Soup

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Scholastic Inc., 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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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User Review  - Jordan Hernandez - Goodreads

The first impression of this book is that it is a simple way to look into another cultures old tales. This setting of China could open a unit that dives into the foreign culture. Using the images, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Torin Sawyer - Goodreads

This is the retelling of a classic story, done in a very different way. One interesting thing about this book is that the story takes place a small village in China, which I didn't expect from this ... Read full review

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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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