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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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This is a picture book, but also qualifies as traditional literature. For that reason, I believe it would be a good fit for middle and high-school libraries as well as elementaries because it could be used in the study of world fables in a World Geography, History, or English class. This particular version is based in France. Lesson plans can be found at http://www.lessonplanet.com/lesson-plans/stone-soup/all.
  Jquimbey | Jul 22, 2015 |
Three hungry soldiers teach the unfriendly people in a small village about the power of friendship and sharing when showing them how to make soup from a stone.
  songshu | Jul 12, 2015 |
Three weary and hungry soldiers are traveling back to their hometowns. They stop at a small village to ask for food and shelter.
  tracybeggs | Jun 30, 2015 |
Stone soup taught me to share. I remember reading this story way back when I was a kid and it made me think about helping those who are in need. The soldiers were hungry and some could argue they tricked the people into giving them food but others might look and say the people were curious and gave things of their own free will. Who is to say, but one thing is for certain, the townspeople had fun and learned a new recipe to enjoy for years to come.
  josephumana | Mar 16, 2015 |
A poor man enters a peasant village and would like something to eat. The peasants are very poor and cannot give him anything. He ingeniously comes up with a way to share what they have, and they all work together on this. This is a good read that teaches children that if we work together, we can always come up with a solution. ( )
  dorthys | Mar 15, 2015 |
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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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