Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439339094, 1pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2003
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.
JON J MUTH has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books including his Caldecott Honor title, "Zen Shorts", which "Kirkus" proclaimed, As perfect a picture as can be; and "The Three Questions", which the "New York Times Book Review" called quietly life-changing. His book "Zen Ties" was a "New York Times" bestseller. He lives in New York State with his wife and four children.