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Stone Soup Hardcover – March 1, 2003
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Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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More About the Author
In 1999 Mr. Muth started what has been over a decade in children's books. He has received numerous awards and critical acclaim and worked with many talented people. He is the author and illustrator of "Zen Shorts" a Caldecott Honor book, which Kirkus Review described as "Every word and image comes to make as perfect a picture book as can be". He is the illustrator of the anthology, "A Family of Poems", with Caroline Kennedy. His book "The Three Questions" has been described as "quietly life-changing" by The New York Times.
Muth worked for over twenty years in comics and graphic novels; culminating in the industry's highest honor, an Eisner Award for "The Mystery Play".
In an interview with theÂ Paris Review, E.B. White once said, "You don't write down for children. You write up." Muth wholeheartedly agrees. "Children are completely capable of intuiting wisdom as readily as adults are... they just may not have the ability to put it into words ... [but] they get this stuff very quickly. Even the kids who come to the book (Zen Shorts) because it has a giant panda tend to come back because there's some itch that's created -- in their minds or in their hearts -- to re-examine what's going on."
Mr. Muth has had a life long interest in Asian Studies, including tai chi chuan, sumi ink drawing and chado, "the way of tea". His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and he lives with his wife Bonnie and their four children in New York.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is near and dear to me because I used it as a community building exercise when I was teaching elementary. I believe it shows how everyone contributes their own talents to make a better whole.
In the classroom, I would invite students to each bring one ingredient for our own stone soup. We might also create a list of "classroom experts" to show what each child's gifts and talents are.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a tale I have read and heard in other forms. This story is all about learning to take care of others and being happy in what you have and can give. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Naila Moon
Our 3 year old daughter loves it (as do her parents, who find this a beautiful version of the classic fable)Published 2 months ago by T. Denyer
I've read this book so many times to my son at his request I am a bit tired of it. But, he keeps requesting and so I take that as a win for this book.Published 7 months ago by Doc
While the drawings in this little book are quite nice, this variation is not as good as the one I got for my son in the late '60's. Read morePublished 9 months ago by The Hungry Reader
Buy the book because the kindle version sucks. The book beautiful illustrations, but you can barely see them on the kindle because it has to pages per scene. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nicole