Stone Soup for Everyone

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013 by Gilroy_Library

Stone Soup                  Stone Soup

 

Discover how an ordinary stone,

and the kindness of a few friends,

can unite a community

in a delicious way. 

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food is hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, ending with all of the town enjoying a feast.

 

Stone Soup

Stone Soup

Stone Soup by Jon Muth

Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them the magic of generosity. As they travel along a mountain road, the three encounter villagers ravaged by harsh times, making them cold to strangers. When the monks entice them to make soup from stones, the villagers discover how much they have to give. An award-winning artist adds a Zen twist to a favorite tale.

Some Friends to Feed                 

Some Friends to Feed

Some Friends to Feed by Pete Seeger

A poor but clever traveler finds a way to get the townspeople to share their food with him in this retelling of a classic tale, set in Germany at the end of the Thirty Years War. 

Spectacular Stone Soup                     

Spectacular Stone Soup

Spectacular Stone Soup by Patricia Reilly Giff

Mrs. Zachary wants her class to be people-helpers and prepare a Spectacular Stone Soup together. Stacy works hard to be helpful but no one seems to notice. Can a bunch of onions turn her into a people-helper?

The Real Story of Stone Soup   

The Real Story of Stone Soup

The Real Story of Stone Soup by Ying Chang Compestine

When a crew of Chinese fishermen forget to bring cooking utensils with them, they find creative ways to make do with what they have and what they can find.

Fandango Stew                 

Fandango Stew

Fandango Stew by David Davis

Penniless Slim and his grandson Luis ride into the unwelcoming western town of Skinflint and manage to rustle up a delicious meal for all its citizens, out of one lone bean.

Stone Soup for the World     

Stone Soup for the World

Stone Soup for the World: Life Changing Stories of Ordinary Kindness and Courageous Acts of Service

"Its heroes are legendary people and ordinary folks who, by conviction, imagination, innovation, persistence, frequently hard work, and not infrequently moral or physical courage, have lifted their neighbors and their communities." Walter Cronkite, from the introduction.

 

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