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Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

Stone Soup (original 1947; 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 (1947)



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I really enjoyed the book Stone Soup. Three hungry soldiers come upon an village of peasants. The peasants hear of the solider's coming and hide all of their food since they barley have enough to feed themselves. The soldiers ask for food and when the peasants tell them they have none they suggest to make stone soup. The peasants were very curious about stone soup since they have never heard of such a thing. The soldiers add three stones to the soup and keep asking for other ingredients. The peasants end up bringing all of their food and adding it to the stone soup providing a feast for themselves and all of the peasants in the village. They danced and had a great time and when the soldiers asked for a loft they were provided the three best houses in the village. The peasants were so happy when the soldiers left and had no idea that all of their food was gone into this stone soup. It took me a few pages to catch on to what was going on but I it was a good book for older elementary aged children.
  jocelynjanae6 | Mar 23, 2017 |
This is the story of three soldiers as the make their way to a town that claims to have no food. After some clever manipulation, the soldiers and the peasants manage to create a soup "fit for a king" from just a few stones. The clever plot and ending make this book notable and a comical book for readers of all ages. ( )
  Cayetlin_Hardeman | Feb 4, 2017 |
Stone Soup is a children's book that is based on a folk tale that's been around since the 1700s. The tale has been adapted and changed over the years, but author Marcia Brown has written a version that has become a kids' classic. Although even younger kids can enjoy the book as a read aloud, there is good information here for discussion with older kids. Great for teaching compare & contrast, sequencing, and folk tales, ( )
  nkoffler | Nov 30, 2016 |
Three soldiers who are travelling by foot and have eaten a single crumb in two day stumble upon a small village. Of course, seeing the soldiers come the villagers already know that they will ask for food and a place to sleep. Thinking that they dont have enough food to feed themselves, they hide everything. The soldiers then suggest the town make stone soup for everyone to eat. Intrigued by a dish that only requires stones to make, the whole town is interested. By making small suggestions about what would mke the soup even better, in the end the soldiers make a very hearty stew. ( )
  AnnaGossage | Oct 18, 2016 |
This story, as retold by Marcia Brown, has detailed illustrations that include double spread pages. It is interesting to see illustrations that are mostly black and white with red hues in the clothing of the people's clothing and other important features. The lesson learned in the story is one for all children to know and live by. While the colors are dull, it is a piece to appreciate for the time in which it was written, 1947. ( )
  Chafkins | Oct 17, 2016 |
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689711034, Paperback)

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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