Stone Soup - Jon Muth

Ridley got this as a Christmas present, and it's a lovely book. The stone soup story is a traditional folktale, and I've usually seen it set in Europe somewhere. The idea is that a stranger (or group of strangers) offers to make stone soup for people who aren't willing to share, and teaches them a lesson in generosity. This particular version is set in China, with three monks representing deities from Chinese folklore. The watercolor illustrations are beautiful and capture the spirit of the tale.

Fed to jonathan's brain | January 07, 2006 | Comments (0)


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