Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Spanish (3/1/1996)
Paperback, Spanish (3/1/2001)
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 a special limited paper-over-board edition!
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781442416659, 48pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2010