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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,952 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon J. Muth Narrator: B. D. Wong Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521888
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Award-winning artist and author Jon J Muth retells the favorite tale of a selfish community who is tricked into creating a delicious soup from stones.



NARRATOR: B.D. Wong
FORMAT: Paperback Book & CD

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!
In this inspiring story about people working together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist with beautiful illustrations.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “A beautifully executed book.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 2/9/2014

    " Great story of convincing someone to give and open up. You never know when you may need to make or create some soup to share. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 2/6/2014

    " I absolutely loved the way this book was written!! The storyline is amazing and the pictures make it that much more fun! The story follows three monks and is based in China. The whole book is based around the idea of finding out what makes one happy. It starts off simple, with the help of a young girl, they create stone soup which began as three rocks and a pot. But once the fire began to grow, people in the village became interested and curious. Everyone began bringing their own little addition to make the soup a "melting pot" for everyone to share and enjoy. This is a great story for young elementary students to teach them the idea of inclusion and sharing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skedatt | 1/30/2014

    " Love the watercolors of this book. Marvelous retelling based in China. It was my son's favorite book for a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dolly | 1/27/2014

    " Fantastic retelling of the classic story with great illustrations. I love the Buddhist Monks who descend upon a Chinese village and bring joy to its inhabitants. I've read or heard the "Stone Soup" story many times, and this one is a great version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 1/27/2014

    " Love the drawings and the moral of the story. Muth always does a great job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seher Patka | 1/27/2014

    " Good for Read-Aloud to teach about the importance of community. Three men are walking through the mountains and stop by a villager. They have an idea to make stone soup and bring the villagers together! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana Ferguson | 1/25/2014

    " I always love Jon J. Muth's work, and this is no exception. The story is told very well, and the illustrations are beautiful. I also always enjoy his author's notes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kapra McMichael | 1/25/2014

    " Stone Soup is about a group of selfish people that come together to make stone soup. This would be a really good book for teaching the inportance of building community and sharing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 1/15/2014

    " I liked this version of the story so much better than the other by the same name on my list!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 1/15/2014

    " I have read so many variations of this book, but I am quite sure that this one is my favorite. This is classic tale about sharing that I even remember reading when I was little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Powers Family | 12/1/2013

    " Beautiful adaptation of this classic folktale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ngoc Dang | 11/8/2013

    " This book talks about sharing. My kindergarten teacher had her kids make stone soup every year for Thanksgiving. Every year was a blast! I will also do this in my class. Students learn about sharing, Thanksgiving, and using healthy ingredients for the soup. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christa | 10/24/2013

    " Don't remember reading so much as I remember making the stone soup. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly Lindsey | 9/20/2013

    " Book is great for writing experiencing sequencing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 9/15/2013

    " LOL! I remember reading that in elementary school! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne Lund | 6/20/2013

    " Based on the author's note at the end of the book, Stone Soup has its traditional roots in European folklore. There are many versions. A story about villagers working together and making contributions to a soup banquet to be shared by alll. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/4/2013

    " I love the illustrations and the story is well-told. I like this author a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 2/13/2013

    " Jon Muth is one if my favorite contemporary children's authors. His books are very philosophical and a great way to teach kids transcendentalism through literature. Stone Soup is a classic story he retells via monks in a post-famine Chinese village. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/4/2013

    " Muth is an incredible children's book writer. If you haven't checked out another of his books, Zen Shorts, be sure to do so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jobiska (Cindy) | 12/13/2012

    " This is a really sweet version of the story, and is set in China. The illustrations are lovely, and there is a cat on almost every page, a fun addition to a reading-aloud venture as kids look for the cat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 9/8/2012

    " Good for China or Happiness Book Time themes. I love the pictures. I like the simple story and the message isn't forced. You see a lot of the Chinese culture in the pictures if you look for them. Perhaps a book talk for it would work for the China Book Time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joni | 8/25/2012

    " Wonderful story about sharing and cooperation that I had not read before. I love the moral of this story, and it has cool monks in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vi Louise | 8/25/2012

    " Excellent retelling of an old tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aramis | 4/6/2012

    " One of my favorite childhood tales lovingly rendered by the master behind Zen Shorts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasia | 4/2/2012

    " A beautiful story about community and the value of helping one another. Jon. J. Muth did a wonderful job! "

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About the Narrator

B.D. Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly. He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series All-American Girl, and has made guest appearances on Sesame Street and The X-Files.