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Stone Soup

Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/1997)
Paperback (6/30/2020)
Paperback, Spanish (3/1/1996)
Paperback (1/6/2005)
Hardcover (8/31/2010)
Paperback (3/1/1987)
Hardcover (12/1/1989)
Prebound (8/1/1997)
Paperback, Spanish (3/1/2001)

Description

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 tow...some meat...so it went.
Marcia Brown has made of this old tale a very gay book, a carnival of activity, of dancing and laughter. So much goes on in the pictures that children who have once heard the story will turn to them again and again, retelling the story for themselves.
A French version of the story is available under the title Une Drôle de Soupe.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9780684922966, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1947



About the Author

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 Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award) for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.

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 Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award) for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.