Stone soup An old tale

Marcia Brown

Book - 1986

When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Aladdin Books 1986, c1947.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781435206618
0689711034
0684922967
Main Author
Marcia Brown (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

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) Copyright 1986 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Three hungry soldiers trick the inhabitants of a French village into sharing their food with them by concocting a wonderful pot of stone soup. Reprint. Caldecott Honor Book.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Three starving soldiers trick the peasants of a French village into sharing their food with them

Review by Publisher Summary 3

When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Clever soldiers outwit greedy townspeople with the creation of a special soup in this cherished classic, a Caldecott Honor book.First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a village into providing them with a feast, is based on an old French tale.