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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 is a traditional story about three soldiers who are hungry. The villagers hide all the food and tell the soldiers they have no food, and nowhere for the soldier's to sleep. The soldiers decide to twist fate, and offer to help the starving villagers make soup out of stones. Little by little, they convince the villagers that the soup only needs one more item to be delicious. The soup turns into a feast, and the soldiers are welcomed in as heroes for providing such a delicious meal out of just stones.
The story is a personal favorite. Just one more item is sure to make every soup taste delicious. I've been reading this book for 30 years, in different variations, and it never fails to please.
In a classroom setting, I would read the book, and then create stone soup. Incorporating Great Expectation practices is easy with this story, as students work together to create something amazing. For ELA, a writing exercise on the soup we created as a school family would be easy for students to complete!
  mt911914 | Aug 28, 2015 |
This book tells the story of three soldiers that get a town to come together when they are reluctant to help others. With the magical recipe of stone soup they create a meal fit for a king.
  kharper0718 | Aug 12, 2015 |
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 |
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To my mother and father
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Three soldiers trudged down a road in a strange country.
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"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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