Marcia Brown has made of this old tale a very gay book, a carnival of activity, of dancing and laughter. So much goes on in the pictures that children who have once heard the story will turn to them again and again, retelling the story for themselves.
A French version of the story is available under the title Une Dr le de Soupe.
Author: Marcia Brown
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.40h x 7.90w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 3.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 5491 / Stone Soup
Award: Caldecott Medal - Honor Book
Booklist 06/01/1996 pg. 1726
About the Author
Marcia Brown (1918-2015), one of the most honored illustrators in children's literature, was a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Children's Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award) for the body of her work. She lived in Laguna Hills, California.