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Stone Soup

Stone Soup

by Jon J Muth Illustrated by Jon J Muth

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.

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.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
3.3
Lexile Measure
480L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Classics, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author and Illustrator

Jon J Muth Children's author and illustrator Jon J Muth studied painting, drawing, and printmaking and later visited Japan to learn about stone sculpture and sho (brush calligraphy). His "Zen Shorts" came from wondering, "What would it be like to live down the street from a Zen master... who happened to be a Giant Panda?"
Jon J Muth Children's author and illustrator Jon J Muth studied painting, drawing, and printmaking and later visited Japan to learn about stone sculpture and sho (brush calligraphy). His "Zen Shorts" came from wondering, "What would it be like to live down the street from a Zen master... who happened to be a Giant Panda?"

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