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Stone Soup Paperback – December 15, 2005

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Forest and Gaber (previously paired for The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies; The Baker's Dozen) revisit this oft-told tale to demonstrate the pleasures of collaboration and mutual generosity. Two hungry travelers, denied food by the inhabitants of a mountain village, publicly declare that they can make soup from a stone. Only they need a carrot... and a potato... and a few more ingredients to make it taste really good. Everyone in the town contributes something, pronounces the soup delicious and learns the magic behind it: sharing. Gaber's bold acrylic paintings emphasize the big black soup tureen and the brightly colored vegetable ingredients. As each member of the multiracial town speaks up to offer a contribution, a speech bubble appears showing a picture of the offering. Forest's jolly prose simmers with energy: "Bring what you've got! Put it in the pot!" cry the travelers. Flavorful and nutritious, this classic tale is served up with a smile. A recipe for stone soup tops it off. Ages 4-8. (May) FYI: The other two folktales in the series are The Dancing Turtle: A Folktale from Brazil, retold by Pleasant DeSpain, illus. by David Boston; and a bilingual title, The Girl Who Wore Too Much: A Folktale from Thailand, retold by Margaret Read MacDonald, trans. by Supaporn Vathanaprida, illus. by Yvonne Lebrun Davis (each $15.95 ISBN -502-X; -503-8; May)
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PreSchool-Grade 1AAs they did in The Baker's Dozen (1993) and The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies (1990, both Harcourt), this storyteller and illustrator have once again collaborated in the retelling of a traditional tale. Unlike Marcia Brown's classic version in which three hungry French soldiers are returning from a war (Scribners, 1947), this Stone Soup is not linked to any particular time or place. The straightforward, didactic retelling concludes with the lesson (for those readers who somehow missed it): "'These two travelers made such a delicious soup out of a stone.' 'Out of a stone,' said the travelers with a grin, 'and a magical ingredient...sharing.'" Gaber's brilliantly colored paintings illuminate a mountain village with a multicultural population. Whereas Brown's version offers readers a tasty mix of suspicious peasants and clever soldiers, Forest's tale has a medicinal aftertaste.AKathleen Whalin, Greenwich Country Day School, CT
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 310L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: August House (December 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780874836028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874836028
  • ASIN: 0874836026
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.1 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stone Soup is a popular folktale in many countries that has been told for centuries. The Author Heater Forest tells a contemporary version of the popular folktale. Her Stone Soup is an imaginatively creative story with colorfully descriptive pictures that bring the plot about sharing to life. The author's writing is so clear and vivid that reader's can see the characters even before looking at the pictures. The illustrations are realistically drawn and help kids follow along with the story. The author uses the illustrations to teach kids a lesson about sharing. In Stone Soup, two hungry travelers stumble into a village. The travelers go door to door asking for food. Because the villagers say there is no food, the travelers decide to help them by making their magical soup. In the process of making the soup, the village learnes that if everyone shares good things can come out of it. The language and concept is simple for kids. When the traveler talks to the villagers, he uses simple words. "Please ," said one of the travelers, "we are hungry. Do you care? Will you share? Do you have any food?" These simple sentences express many ideas about sharing. "Do you care?" says that if a person doesn't share it's because they don't care. "Do you have any food?" says that if a person has food they should share it. Stone Soup isn't just good reading that is imaginative and creative; it also tells a moral, which teaches kids a lesson but doesn't preach to them. The moral, that if everyone shares then the outcome is huge, comes across clearly in this imaginative story. The travelers said the magic ingredient to their stone soup is sharing; every contribution counts from the smallest to the largest when people share.Read more ›
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For the classic tale of two peddlers making soup out of a stone, there are many versions of this story. The illustrations and story in Heather Forest's version are suberb! There is a recipe for stone soup at the end of the book. I read this story to my kids' kindergarten classes as a way to teach the idea that when you work together you can make something great for the community! The kids bring canned vegetables to "put in the pot" which is a box to bring to a local food pantry.
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Two travellers come to a village and work their magic. Includes recipe.
You must play the music, written and performed by the author herself !!!! The kids will naturally sing along. Before you realize it, you'll be a singing storyteller too.
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I LOVE this version of Stone Soup! The illustrations are gorgeous, and depict a multi-cultural view. The story is easy to read, and easily understood by even younger kiddos. I am so excited to share this with my class at our Thanksgiving Sharing Feast!
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for young and old alike. My 3yr old granddaughter loves to hear the story, look at the pictures, over and over. She wants us to make "stone soup"!
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Our Special Ed K through 2nd class loved this book. We used it is as part of a plants unit. We read the book, made our own "soup" with poster board and pictures of vegetables backed with Velcro and put them in the "pot." The kiddos loved it!
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We love this book!!!!
I am a Master Gardener Volunteer and run a children's gardening program. We use Stone Soup to end our season by telling the story and then making Stone Soup. The kids love the story of sharing and that everyone has something to put in the pot.
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Has a message we could even try with our families and kids to share, love , bless and be even more blessed in return....A message for any culture to care for others
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