Stone Soup

NanHai Publishing House


Award-winning artist Jon J Muth retells the favorite tale of a selfish community who is tricked into creating a delicious soup from stones. Set in China in Muth's hauntingly beautiful watercolors.

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 the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.

三个和尚来到一个饱经苦难的村庄,村民们长年在 艰难岁月中煎熬,心肠变得坚硬,不愿接纳任何人。可是,和尚们用煮石头汤的方法,让村民们不知不觉地付出了很多,更明白了付出越多回报越多的道理。琼•穆 特运用华丽的水彩画,引领读者去深思蕴涵在故事背后的道理。他把自己对禅宗和东方文化的热爱,融入这个古老的巧计故事当中,以此弘扬慷慨好施的力量。


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