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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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In my opinion, this is a classic book. I have read this book as a child and it is still popular today. The writing is easy to understand. There is a lot of repetition in the book which is beneficial to beginning readers. For example, the good lady kept saying "Soup from a stone. Fancy that." There is also repetition when listing all the different ingredients added to the stone soup. The plot is interesting. Any person would wonder how can soup be made from a stone. In the end, the hungry man gets the good lady to go to the garden and retrieve all these ingredients to make the soup. The beginning entices the reader to see how the hungry man makes soup out of a stone. Lastly, the illustrations in the story are fun to look at. They are very memorable. If a student is struggling with a word, the illustrations help represent what next ingredient is being added. The word beef bone might be hard for a student to understand, the illustration shows that she is looking for bones in her dog's house in the garden. The main idea of this story is to help others if you can. In the beginning of the story, the good lady says she cannot help the hungry man, but when she hears he can make soup out of a stone, in the end, she makes soup for him. Giving what you can is this story is supposed to let children know. ( )
  ndange1 | Apr 15, 2015 |
This book talks about a village that didn't want to share the food that they had with the soldiers. So the soldiers show them how to share by making stone soup.
  CindiH | Mar 11, 2015 |
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 completely different and a little 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 |
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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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