Stone Soup

By Marcia Brown

Published by Atheneum, 1947

This old fairy tale is told and illustrated by Marcia Brown, about a group of soldiers that come into town for food and a place to sleep, but all of the villagers are afraid to help, for fear that the soldiers will take all they own.  The soldiers devise a plan to make Stone Soup, and ask the villagers to add additional ingredients to the soup in order to make it taste better.  In the end, the whole village takes on a celebratory air as they eat and drink their fill of the stone soup and dance the night away.

Great for young children studying classing fairy tales and folk stories.

Awards: Caldecott Honor Book

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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