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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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Stone Soup by Ann McGovern



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First heard this book read in childhood, on TV I think, and I had a version of it in my head involving hungry people in a village that was very poor, banding together to make this marvelous soup. Not sure where that came from, but the actual book is pretty disappointing. ( )
  unclebob53703 | Jan 30, 2015 |
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 |
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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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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