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ISBN13: 9780439339094
ISBN10: 043933909x
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Award-winning artist Jon J Muth retells the favorite tale of a selfish community who is tricked into creating a delicious soup from stones. Set in China in Muth's hauntingly beautiful watercolors.

Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until-- together, they have made a feast fit for a king!

In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.

Synopsis:

Three monks journey along a mountain road as they try to understand what makes man happy. At once they encounter frightened villagers who lock their windows and darken their homes. They have long been ravaged by harsh times and their hearts have grown cold toward everyone they meet. But when the monks cleverly entice them to make soup from stones, the villagers discover how much they have to give — and how much more comes back to them in return.

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An award-winning artist adds a Zen twist to a favorite tale. As three monks travel along a mountain road, they 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. Full color.

About the Author

Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book ZEN SHORTS and its sequel, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling picture book ZEN TIES. Other beloved titles from Jon include THE THREE QUESTIONS, GERSHON'S MONSTER by Eric Kimmel, and THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Lauren Thompson. Muth lives in upstate New York with his wife and five children.

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jammynewyork, March 25, 2007 (view all comments by jammynewyork)
Excellent resource for introducing world religion and eastern culture to young children. The illustrations and symbols are fantastic springboard for creative dialogue with teacher and students.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439339094
Author:
Muth, Jon J.
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Illustrator:
Muth, Jon J.
Author:
Muth, Jon J.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
France
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Folklore -- France.
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
vol. 2
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 10 in
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 32 pages Scholastic - English 9780439339094 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Three monks journey along a mountain road as they try to understand what makes man happy. At once they encounter frightened villagers who lock their windows and darken their homes. They have long been ravaged by harsh times and their hearts have grown cold toward everyone they meet. But when the monks cleverly entice them to make soup from stones, the villagers discover how much they have to give — and how much more comes back to them in return.
"Synopsis" by , An award-winning artist adds a Zen twist to a favorite tale. As three monks travel along a mountain road, they 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. Full color.
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