Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Spanish (3/1/1996)
Paperback, Spanish (3/1/2001)
When three hungry soldiers come marching down the road toward a small village, they are dismayed to see that the unhappy townspeople have hidden away all the food. There’s nothing left for the soldiers but stones, and in the battle of wits that follows, the soldiers must not only outsmart the villagers for a bite to eat, but also impart an important lesson.
The dancing, the laughter, the feast, and the vibrant, detailed illustrations ensure that children will return to this timeless story again and again.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781534457126, 48pp.
Publication Date: June 30, 2020
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.