Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
(Aladdin Picture Books)

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Three soldiers came marching down the road towards a French village. The peasants, seeing them coming, suddenly became very busy, for soldiers are often hungry. So all the food was hidden under mattresses or in barns. There followed a battle of wits, with the soldiers equal to the occasion. Stone soup? Why, of course, they could make a wonderful soup of stones...but, of course, one must add a carrot or two...some meat...so it went.

Marcia Brown has made of this old tale a carnival of activity, dancing, and laughter. Children who have once heard the story will turn to this book again and again, retelling the story for themselves. Now in an eBook edition!
 

About Marcia Brown

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Marcia Brown, one of the most honored illustrators in children's literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.
 
Published June 14, 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Gay soldiers in red coats and impressive looking hate, children, animals, cobbled streets and a French village feel make this a pleasant choice for a gift book- as well as worth while for a permanent library shelf.

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This old French tale about soldiers who trick miserly villages into making them a feast won a Caldecott Medal when Brown retold and illustrated it in 1947. (4-7)

Jul 31 1997 | Read Full Review of Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture B...

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This old French tale about soldiers who trick miserly villages into making them a feast won a Caldecott Medal when Brown retold and illustrated it in 1947. (4-7)

Jul 31 1997 | Read Full Review of Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture B...

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