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Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

Stone Soup (edition 1947)

by Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator)

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Title:Stone Soup
Authors:Marcia Brown
Other authors:Marcia Brown (Illustrator)
Info:Charles Scribner's Sons (1947), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 48 pages
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Stone Soup by Marcia Brown



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Three soldiers came to a town in hope for food and a place to sleep. The peasants of the village turned them away, but in the end the smart soldiers had the whole village laughing and eating together. All because of stone soup.
  SRThompson | Sep 8, 2014 |
I love how solders trick the towns people into helping to create a great soup. This would be a great story to use for story telling. I bought this book and it is stored on my Kindle.
  BeckyPugh | Jul 21, 2014 |
Great version of a classic tale of generosity and cooperation. ( )
  root.katy | Jun 9, 2014 |
There are a few reasons that I like this book. My first reason for liking the book is because I feel that the illustrations are appropriate to the mood of the story. In the beginning of the story when everyone was trying to hide their food from the soldiers, the illustrations depicts the people in the town with such serious and pitiful expressions as they explain to the soldiers why they couldn't give them anything to eat. As the story goes on and the stone soup is being made the atmosphere begins to change and so does the expressions on the faces of the characters in the story. They begin to smile, laugh, and dance as they start to let down their guard and enjoy the comments from the soldiers. I also liked the story because of the plot. The townspeople never realized that they were being tricked out of the food that they had just said they couldn't spare or they didn't have. For instance when Paul and Francoise were asked by the soldiers if they could spare any food, they replied it’s been a poor harvest but yet when the stone soup started to be made and carrots were mentioned, Francoise ran off and brought back her apron full of carrots. The big idea of this story is when everyone chips in a little it can go along way. ( )
  vbarbe1 | Apr 7, 2014 |
Great read aloud for ages 4-8 ( )
  Melissa.Arnett | Apr 3, 2014 |
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Three soldiers trudged down a road in a strange country.
"Such a soup! How good it smelled! Truly fit for a king. But then the peasants asked themselves, 'Would not such a soup require bread-and a roast-and cider?"
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First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a village into providing them with a feast, is based on an old French tale.

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When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.

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