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  • Stone Soup
  • Heather Forest
  • English
  • 13 October 2020
  • 9780874836028

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REVIEW å Stone Soup Heather Forest ï 9 REVIEW No food to share they must be in greater need than we are With that the travelers demonstrate their special recipe for a magical soup using a stone as a starter All they need is a carrot which a young girl volunteers Not to be outdone another villager contributes a potato and the soup grows as others bring corn celery and other vegetables and seasonings In this cumulative retelling of an ancient and widely circulated. When two hungry travelers find themselves in a prosperous looking mountain village they are surprised to discover that no one is willing to share any food with them Deciding that the residents need a lesson in the form of a communal meal the travelers set out to make that famous culinary creation known stone soup Soon villagers young and old are contributing the ingredients necessary for the soup learning along the way that sharing makes everything go furtherAlthough I have a nostalgic fondness for Marcia Brown s Stone Soup which is the version of this tale I read growing up this newer adaptation by Heather Forest is also very appealing Forest has chosen to remove her tale from any specific cultural or geographic setting the Brown retelling is from the French tradition but she shows respect for the folklore from which it comes mentioning the many variants of the tale to be found in European folklore The accompanying illustrations by Susan Gaber are colorful and appealing depicting a diverse community Although I did feel that the narrative was sometimes a little too didactic the reader doesn t need to be told that sharing is desirable the story demonstrates that on its own this was still an engaging title Marsha Mellow and Me potato and the soup grows as others bring corn celery and other vegetables and seasonings In this cumulative retelling of an ancient and widely circulated. When two hungry travelers find themselves in a Teaching for Joy and Justice prosperous looking mountain village they are surprised to discover that no one is willing to share any food with them Deciding that the residents need a lesson in the form of a communal meal the travelers set out to make that famous culinary creation known stone soup Soon villagers young and old are contributing the ingredients necessary for the soup learning along the way that sharing makes everything go furtherAlthough I have a nostalgic fondness for Marcia Brown s Stone Soup which is the version of this tale I read growing up this newer adaptation by Heather Forest is also very appealing Forest has chosen to remove her tale from any specific cultural or geographic setting the Brown retelling is from the French tradition but she shows respect for the folklore from which it comes mentioning the many variants of the tale to be found in European folklore The accompanying illustrations by Susan Gaber are colorful and appealing depicting a diverse community Although I did feel that the narrative was sometimes a little too didactic the reader doesn t need to be told that sharing is desirable the story demonstrates that on its own this was still an engaging title

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REVIEW å Stone Soup Heather Forest ï 9 REVIEW Winner of Parents' Choice Award Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year Two hungry travelers arrive at a village expecting to find a household that will share a bit of food as has been the custom along their journey To their surprise villager after villager refuses to share each one closing the door with a bang As they sit to rest beside a well one of the travelers observes that if the townspeople have. From the cover image and book description of Heather Forest s retelling of the Stone Soup folktale I was expecting to really enjoy this here picture book And while I do appreciate the story on so many levels and am in fact completely wowed by Susan Gaber s gorgeous and evocative accompanying illustrations I think that the narrative itself is than a bit too openly didactic Why is the magic ingredient of sharing spelled out not only so overtly but also repeatedly Most individuals even children are aware of the fact that sharing is considered a virtue and it would have been much preferable to have this message depicted in a less obvious organic fashion Like other versions of Stone Soup Heather Forest s version of the tale celebrates sharing community and tolerance but I think that part of this excellent and essential message is somewhat if not actually majorly diluted by the fact that it is not portrayed with much if any subtlety but in an at times openly preachy rather obviously in your face mannerI do much appreciate the fact that in the informative author s note Heather Forest gives cultural and literary background details on some of the many European Stone Soup tales I certainly was not aware of the fact that in some of the tales the magic ingredient is not a stone but a nail As someone who has always been very interested in the cultural background and traditions of folk and fairy tales this is a wonderful additional bit of information I would have also liked some suggestions for further reading but I realise that this kind of goes beyond the scope of Stone Soup And I really do love the added touch of including an actual recipe for stone soup on the last page it would be great to make this soup with a group of children and then read and discuss different versions of Stone Soup All in all though while I do find parts of this retelling of Stone Soup appealing the didacticism of the narrative rather annoyingly and frustratingly lessens its appeal and enjoyment factor for and to me but I would still recommend Heather Forest s Stone Soup as an interesting version an interesting adaptation of the tale and Susan Gaber s illustrations are indeed simply and utterly outstanding Erzulie's Skirt picture book And while I do appreciate the story on so many levels and am in fact completely wowed by Susan Gaber s gorgeous and evocative accompanying illustrations I think that the narrative itself is than a bit too openly didactic Why is the magic ingredient of sharing spelled out not only so overtly but also repeatedly Most individuals even children are aware of the fact that sharing is considered a virtue and it would have been much When You Wish preferable to have this message depicted in a less obvious organic fashion Like other versions of Stone Soup Heather Forest s version of the tale celebrates sharing community and tolerance but I think that Falconis Tractor part of this excellent and essential message is somewhat if not actually majorly diluted by the fact that it is not Paisaje de Otoño portrayed with much if any subtlety but in an at times openly Eksyneen muistikirja preachy rather obviously in your face mannerI do much appreciate the fact that in the informative author s note Heather Forest gives cultural and literary background details on some of the many European Stone Soup tales I certainly was not aware of the fact that in some of the tales the magic ingredient is not a stone but a nail As someone who has always been very interested in the cultural background and traditions of folk and fairy tales this is a wonderful additional bit of information I would have also liked some suggestions for further reading but I realise that this kind of goes beyond the scope of Stone Soup And I really do love the added touch of including an actual recipe for stone soup on the last Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn page it would be great to make this soup with a group of children and then read and discuss different versions of Stone Soup All in all though while I do find

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