The Real Story Of Stone Soup by Ying Chang CompestineThe Real Story Of Stone Soup by Ying Chang Compestine

The Real Story Of Stone Soup

byYing Chang CompestineIllustratorJorisch Stephane

Hardcover | January 18, 2007

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A stingy fisherman always makes his three young helpers do all his work. One day he scolds the “lazy boys” for forgetting to provide lunch. “Don’t worry,” they say. “We can make stone soup.” The boys dig a hole and fill it with water and “flavored” stones. They trick the fisherman into making bowls and chopsticks, and fetching salt and sesame oil. While he’s busy, they stir in bird eggs, add wild vegetables, and slip fish into the soup. By the time the old man returns, they have a feast fit for a king. To this day, “Egg Drop Stone Soup” is a traditional dish in southeast China. A recipe is included.
Ying Chang Compestine grew up in China. She is the author of cookbooks for adults and children’s books that introduce Chinese culture and food, including The Real Story of Stone Soup. She lives with her family in California.
Title:The Real Story Of Stone SoupFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.3 × 10.9 × 0.4 inPublished:January 18, 2007Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0525474935

ISBN - 13:9780525474937

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Editorial Reviews

“A natural choice for folktale units.”—Booklist

“Jorisch’s bright watercolors cleverly extend the story, which, with dashes of humor and delightfulclassroom extensions, should satisfy kids and teachers alike.”—Kirkus Reviews