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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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Summary: Three soldiers walking a long distance stop in a village to ask for food and shelter for the night. The villagers are reluctant to help and hide their food and give them excuses. The three soldiers decide to "teach" the villagers on how to make stone soup. The entire village participates and ends up make a large soup big enough for everyone! They rejoice with the soldiers and end up giving them a place to stay. ( )
  mloya | Feb 8, 2016 |
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  Bruce_Deming | Feb 5, 2016 |
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  Bruce_Deming | Feb 5, 2016 |
I liked this story. I think I read it as a child. I'm not sure if it was a good lesson or not. Are the three soldiers tricking the villagers? Or are they showing them if you give a little you receive a lot? ( )
  beanandboone | Jan 18, 2016 |
A story of 3 soldiers coming back from war, very hungry. The townspeople hide all of their food, as it was a poor harvest and they didn't want to share. The 3 soldiers come up with a plan on how to 'trick' the townspeople into sharing their food into a large feast of 'stone soup.' The curiosity of how to make 'stone soup' created a town of people who were able to share small portions of food to come together to create a big feast. A great book for teaching generosity and how if people each give just a little, we can make something great! Also, a great book for discussing character traits. Definitely a classic in only a few colors. ( )
  kgilpin | Jan 4, 2016 |
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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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