Stone Soup

Stone Soup

Book - 1991
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A clever lass, in need of a meal, shows some stingy villagers how to make soup starting with a magic stone.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823408634
0823408639
Branch Call Number: EUROPE STEWIG
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ol. ill

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LibraryLady_5 Jul 07, 2014

This variation of the classic "Stone Soup" folktale features a clever, enterprising young girl as the heroine. While the Marcia Brown version of the story will always be the one to which I compare all others, I love to share many variants with children learning about folktales, and this is another good one. Margot Tomes's whimsical illustrations combine with Stewig's fluid retelling to make this picture book a good choice to present alongside versions by Marcia Brown, Jon J. Muth, Ann McGovern, and others. It is especially nice to have a version with a female protagonist, though, oddly, Tomes's illustrations show far more expression in the faces of most of the other characters than in that of the main character, Grethel.

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LibraryLady_5 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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