The Real Story of Stone Soup
Compestine, Ying Chang
. Dutton Children's Books . NY
PZ8.1.C73525Re 2007 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A first pair of pages challenges the traditional story about a hungry soldier tricking some stingy villagers into making him a big pot of soup. "The truth is that stone soup was invented here in China, and without any sly tricks. Here is the real story." The real story is that the lazy young Chang brothers taught their uncle, the narrator, the qualities of fish stones, vegetable stones, and egg stones. When heated up, these stones make great soup. The last of these stones are slightly deaf and need louder coaching. Of course the soup ends up tasting wonderful! There is a recipe for "Chang Brothers' Egg Drop Stone Soup" at the end of the book.