Stone Soup

by Jon J Muth
Illustrator Jon J Muth

March 1, 2003 | Hardcover

Stone Soup is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.25 × 9.25 × 0.25 in

Published: March 1, 2003

Language: 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

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Stone Soup

Stone Soup

by Jon J Muth
Illustrator Jon J Muth

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.25 × 9.25 × 0.25 in

Published: March 1, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 043933909X

ISBN - 13: 9780439339094

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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 major at SUNY, New Paltz. But most of his education as an artist came from an informal apprenticeship with two fine artists.

For the past fifteen years Muth has concentrated his published work in the area of comic books. His comic books have been published by DC/Vertigo, Eclipse Books, NBM, Donald M. Grant Publishers, Inc. and in Japan, Kodansha.For BBC educational television, in 1991, Muth created a short graphic story for which he also produced the music and narrated. In comics he has won the Eisner Award for excellence in painting. In 1994 he was commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to paint a portrait of music director, Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Two books about his paintings, Vanitas : Paintings, Drawings and Ideas, 1991, and Koan, 2000, have been published.

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Appropriate for ages: 4