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.
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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 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 Drole de Soupe.END --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
This rating is chosen for people who like to hoard food and are selfish, do share. I liked the stone soupPublished 28 days ago by Kindle Customer
Starting to collect all ther versions of stone soup. This a great addition.Published 2 months ago by Lisa T
There are so many versions of this story, but I think this one has been my favorite since I discovered it on the shelves in my first-grade classroom.Published 2 months ago by Jessica