Stone Soup

Hardcover | March 1, 2003

byJon J MuthIllustratorJon J Muth

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Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until-together, they have made a feast fit for a king! In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.

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Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until-together, they have made a feast fit for a king! In this inspiring story about the strength people poss...

JON J. MUTH was born and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He drew and drew and drew and drew, and painted. His mother was an art teacher and she took him to museums all over the US. He had his first one-man exhibit of paintings and drawings at the invitation of Wilmington College when he was eighteen. He studied stone sculpture in Japan; paintings, prints and drawings in Austria, Germany and England and he was an English...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.25 × 9.25 × 0.25 inPublished:March 1, 2003Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:043933909X

ISBN - 13:9780439339094

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Tale retold and illustrated by Jon J. Muth Villagers trapped inside their own fear have their hearts restored and repaired as they learn what it means to come together as a community again and learn how to make stone soup. Three monks enter into a village torn apart by war, famine and floods and show the villagers by sharing what they have everyone is richer. Symbolic colours, stones, shapes and musical instruments show Chinese culture in breathtaking, emotional art and story retold by Jon J. Muth.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An age old story of Sharing a classic tale told best as monks could teach about sharing & generosity. Beautiful traditional chinese brush strokes in watercolour.
Date published: 2008-12-27