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by John Warren Stewig,Margot Tomes

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  • ISBN 0823408639
  • ISBN13 978-0823408634
  • Language English
  • Author John Warren Stewig,Margot Tomes
  • Publisher Holiday House; 1st edition (March 1, 1991)
  • Formats txt azw lit doc
  • Category Children
  • Size ePub 1893 kb
  • Size Fb2 1439 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 390

A clever lass, in need of a meal, shows some stingy villagers how to make soup starting with a "magic" stone.

by John Warren Stewig & illustrated by Margot Tomes

by John Warren Stewig & illustrated by Margot Tomes. Stewig changes the soldiers in this familiar story into a young girl and sets it in a framing tale whose beginning sounds like an updated, psychologically correct & Little Pigs'': Grethel and her mother love each other but they're too poor to subsist, so Grethel decides to set out and try her luck.

by John Warren Stewig (Author), Margot Tomes (Illustrator) . Stewig does such a full job that there seems little for Tomes' gentle, chromatically subdued illustrations to do. They seem more appropriate for a Dickens book in their attention to details of clothing and mood-setting landscapes than for this morality tale. They lack a sense of visual crescendo that builds in the text each time the greedy fisherwoman ups the ante. By contrast, check out Randall Jarrell's version (Farrar, 1980), illustrated by Margot Zemach.

by. Stewig, John W. Publication date. Tomes, Margot, illustrator. Folklore - France - Juvenile literature, Folklore - France, Folklore, France. New York : Holiday House. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control).

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I like it.
Strong author, engaging retelling.
Stone Soup retold by John Warren Stewwig, illustrated by Marco Tomes is a version of the traditional story. In the more familiar edition of capstone Soup, two soldiers enter a village and dupe the locals into creating a feast by proposing to make soup from the stone. I was delighted to find a version where, instead of two soldiers, a young girl named Grethel is the protagonist. Because she and her mother are no longer able to make a living from their farm, she has set out to find a way to help them in their misfortune.

Unfortunately, although we care for the characters is the premise was engaging, I don't feel it holds together as well as the original version. The two soldiers are trying to make their way home and starving along the way. Only stop at the village and convince people to participate in the creation of stone soup, they are only attempting to survive by so that they may continue their journey. The reader does not feel badly for the villagers because they have more than they admit share. The soldiers, one assumes, have been risking their lives in defence of their country. The least they deserve is a single meal.

Grethel however, brings a stone home in order to use it as a solution to her mother's difficulties. One wonders how many times she plans to dupe the people in nearby villages, how long it will take them to catch on, and what the repercussion of that will be. The reasons the villagers originally give for not being able to feed Grethel seem legitimate, selling extra food by winter close for the children, or helping a brother's family that had fallen on hard times. In the original version, the reader assumes that once the soldiers return home they will take up whatever trade they had before the war and be able to support their families. In this version, there is no real solution to Grethel and her mother's poverty. It seems that her long-term plan is to trick others and feeding them. This ending is not nearly as satisfying as the original.

The illustrations are quite similar to other versions I've seen. The black ink outlines and softly coloured pictures don't offer anything new, except for the fact that, for once, the heroine is plain and simple. I would recommend looking for a more traditional version of this great story, Stone Soup.

Bonnie Ferrante, Author of "The Amida Tree", "Too Noisy, Too Quiet", and "What's Missing: Faces"
This is a spin off of the original Stone Soup. In this version, Grethel and her mother live on a farm that can no longer support them, so Grethel goes on a journey to find food for them. She reaches a village and asks everyone for food, but they all say they have too many mouths to feed, or they have no food. However, it is shown that everyone is hiding all their food because they don't want to share it. She then gets an idea and tells everyone she can make stone soup with just her magic stone, but she needs a large pot to make it in. She continues to ask for things: "cabbage would taste great in this soup, but no use asking for something you don't have." And somehow all the food she asks for ends up in the soup. Everyone pitches in to create this soup, and in the end, the whole village comes together and has a feast. Afterwards, she says she has to go back home, and she is sent home with a backpack full of food.
Some people feel like she was using these people, and wondering how many times she will go back to do the same thing. I am not looking at it from that view. Her family was in need of food, and when she came upon a village that was overflowing with food, she was able to not only create an amazing meal, but she brought the entire village together as well.
This story is about community, generosity, and hope for humanity. It is a must read and must buy for anyone!