by Marcia Brown 


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 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. 

Stone Soup

SKU: 9780684922966
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  • 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 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.

  • ISBN-13: 9780684922966
    ISBN-10: 0684922967
    Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
    Publish Date: June 1947
    Page Count: 48
    Reading Level: Ages 4-8
    Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.9 x 0.5 inches


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