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Stone Soup by Ann Mcgovern

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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a town comes together to make enough food for everyone. k-2 grade
  alisha.ann93 | Dec 10, 2013 |
Stone soup is a tradition European folk tale and about three monks that enter a village plagued with war, famine, floods and hatred. The villagers do not trust one another and they do not speak to each other. The monks enter the village with a goal to find out what makes people happy. The began to make stone soup in the middle of the village and the first person to talk to them and offer help is a small girl who offers her families huge to make more stone soup. A lot more of the villagers noticed what was going on and started to offer there things to the stone soup. Eventually the entire village was there for a feast and everyone was once again friendly with each other. The little girl reminds me of myself, I was a very curious child but I do not think I would have walked up to strangers to talk to them. I feel like the main idea of this story is to show readers that sharing is the best way to get to know each other. It states in the text from a villager "You have shown us that sharing makes us all richer" and this is so very true when all the villagers came together to contribute what they had to the soup they had so much soup to feast on. Eating together made everyone friends, it change the entire vibe of the village all because three monks wanted to make stone soup. Which I also feel is the big idea of the story is that it does not take a lot or a bunch of people to make a big change. ( )
  Kbenis1 | Dec 7, 2013 |
A clever tale about making something out of nothing. ( )
  makasireh | Nov 26, 2013 |
This Story is about a group of people that live in a small town. They did not have enough food to share, so three soldiers show them how to make stone soup.

Age: 5, 6, 7
Source: Pierce College Library
  BrianRibeiro | Oct 16, 2013 |
Ages: 4-8
Pierce ECE
This book is about a young boy who tricks a lady into making a large bowl of stone soup. At first she doesn't want to feed him, but she ends up preparing a soup of all sorts of yummy ingredients.
  kwatson87 | May 16, 2013 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ann McGovernprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Langner, NolaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pels, Winslow PinneyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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