The Real Story of Stone Soup
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The Real Story of Stone Soup

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A stingy fisherman always makes his three young helpers do all his work. One day he scolds the lazy boys for forgetting to provide lunch. Don't worry, they say. We can make stone soup. The boys dig a hole and fill it with water and flavored stones. They trick the fisherman into making bowls and chopsticks, and fetching salt and sesame oil. While he's busy, they stir in bird eggs, add wild vegetables, and slip fish into the soup. By the time the old man returns, they have a feast fit for a king. To this day, Egg Drop Stone Soup is a traditional dish in southeast China. A recipe is included."show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 231.1 x 274.3 x 10.2mm | 385.56g
  • Dutton Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0525474935
  • 9780525474937
  • 346,873

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"A natural choice for folktale units."--Booklist "Jorisch's bright watercolors cleverly extend the story, which, with dashes of humor and delightfulclassroom extensions, should satisfy kids and teachers alike."--Kirkus Reviewsshow more

About Ying Chang Compestine

Ying Chang Compestine grew up in China. She is the author of cookbooks for adults and children s books that introduce Chinese culture and food, including "The Real Story of Stone Soup." She lives with her family in California."show more

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132 ratings
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