Stone Soup

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Author: Jon J Muth

Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Synopsis: 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!

Debrief Questions:

  • Why did the villagers have trouble sharing in the beginning of the story? Can you describe a time when you had trouble sharing?
  • What was the point of making Stone Soup?
  • Why were the villagers happier at the end of the story?
  • When is a time that you have enjoyed working with others?