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Stone Soup - Jon J. Muth
Stone Soup
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Award-winning artist Jon J Muth retells the favorite tale of a selfish community who is tricked into creating a delicious soup from stones. Set in China in Muth's hauntingly beautiful watercolors.Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from... show more
Award-winning artist Jon J Muth retells the favorite tale of a selfish community who is tricked into creating a delicious soup from stones. Set in China in Muth's hauntingly beautiful watercolors.Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until-- together, they have made a feast fit for a king! In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780439339094 (043933909X)
ASIN: 043933909X
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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Ama's Picture Books
Ama's Picture Books rated it
3.0 Stone Soup
by Jon J Muth I generally like Muth's books, and Stone Soup is no exception. He seems to respect Chinese culture* (actual respect, not cultural appropriation "respect"), and his illustrations are beautiful as always. Still, it's a western tale retold in an Asian setting which isn't my favorite t...
AmySea
AmySea rated it
I enjoyed this book, but I'm not sure that my niece did. She struggled a lot with figuring out why anyone would want to eat soup made with stones, so I'd have to say that the larger point presented in this great story was lost on her. We may try this one again when she's a little older.
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
4.0
After being blown away by Zen Shorts – one of the cleverest picture books I’ve ever encountered – I’ve been super curious about more of Muth’s work. His follow up titled Zen Ties was quite nice, but I wanted more! And yet, I still go into each of his books thinking they are going to be too big for...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Same old story, but Muth paints beautiful pictures, and we're fond of stories set in China.Library copy
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it
4.0 Stone Soup
Wonderful story young for children.
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