Stone soup may not be one of our favorites, however, to three hungry soldiers who embark upon a village with greedy inhabitants they were able to outwit and out fox them with their secret stone soup recipe.
No one in this village will feed these three hungry soldiers, so they set out making stone soup. In no time at all these crafty soldiers are getting carrots, onions, meat and anything else they need to make a delicious soup, in which they share with the villagers.
This book may not leave you with a taste for stone soup, but the story was first published in 1947 and today remains one of Brown’s most popular and enduring books about persuasion and cooperation.
Marcia Brown has written more than 30 children’s books and has won three annual Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association.
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