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Stone Soup (edition 1986)

by Ann Mcgovern, Winslow Pinney Pels (Illustrator)

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Title:Stone Soup
Authors:Ann Mcgovern
Other authors:Winslow Pinney Pels (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Inc. (1986), Paperback, 32 pages
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What a great story to be told and retold forever. It is a great story to learn about sharing and treating everyone equal. Grade- 2nd I really enjoy the pictures and sequence of events.
  Jessie32 | Dec 9, 2014 |
This book is wonderful to use to teach sequence of events, and problem and solution. The stone in the book has an important l symbol to teach about in the book. This is a wonderful book show the significance of sharing with those less fortunate. ( )
  Spinea1 | Nov 29, 2014 |
This is a tale with a questionable moral, as one main character tricks the other after she refuses him charity, but the main point is to make children think outside the box about how something could come about and about what words really mean when put together. The pictures make for a nice blend of realism and whimsy. ( )
  quaintlittlehead | Nov 22, 2014 |
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A story of three monks Hok, Lok, Siew who travel to a village that had been through hard times of famine, flood and war. This made the villagers very untrusting of strangers, and even their own neighbors. When the three entered the village, the village people went in to their homes and shut their doors and windows. The men knew what they had to do. They had to make stone soup. They were gathering twigs when a little girl asked them what they were doing and then helped them to gather three smooth stones. Then she ran home to get her mother’s big pot, which made her curious mother come out to see, as more people came more people helped, and the villagers actually filled the pot with their own food without even realizing it. They ate and talked and laughed. The monks showed them how to be happy again.
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Another story that I love! This is a great story that teaches a great lesson. Kids get into disputes with one another and this would be a great book to read during one of those times.
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1. Learn the stone soup song.
2. Art project with vegetables and have the students create their own soup.
  mnahardiman | Oct 26, 2014 |
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A visitor came to a town asking for food. Everyone said no, so he made stone soup in the middle of the town. Everyone watched from a distance as he spoke loudly about what he was making and what vegetables would taste good in it. The towns people started bringing the items out to him. When he was finished he shared it with everyone. They all enjoyed it so much they decided to share with everyone that came to town.

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The book as small and suitable for young children. I love the bright colorful pages that shows colonial times in a brighter way, rather than dark and scary.

Classroom Extensions:
1. This book can be read when teaching about sharing and talk about the rights and wrongs in the book.
2. The class can cook a soup and can discuss how to eat healthy.
  CRHamm | Sep 9, 2014 |
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This is a classic story. "Stone Soup" is a great sharing story and great for storytelling and being interactive.
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Ann McGovernprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Langner, NolaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pels, Winslow PinneyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590416022, Paperback)

A clever young man tricks an old woman into believing that soup can be made from a stone. As the pot of water boils with the stone in it, he urges her to add more and more ingredients until the soup is a feast "fit for a king." In print for 30 years.

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When a little old lady claims she has no food to give him, a hungry young man proceeds to show her how to make soup with a stone and water. "Retold for beginning readers."

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