Stone Soup

Author: Heather Forest
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781684440405
Release Date: 2017-12-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Two hungry travelers arrive at a village expecting to find a household that will share a bit of food, as has been the custom along their journey. To their surprise, villager after villager refuses to share, each one closing the door with a bang. As they sit to rest beside a well, one of the travelers observes that if the townspeople have no food to share, they must be "in greater need than we are." With that, the travelers demonstrate their special recipe for a magical soup, using a stone as a starter. All they need is a carrot, which a young girl volunteers. Not to be outdone, another villager contributes a potato, and the soup grows as others bring corn, celery, and other vegetables and seasonings. In this cumulative retelling of an ancient and widely circulated legend, author Heather Forest shows us that when each person makes a small contribution, “the collective impact can be huge.” Susan Gaber's paintings portray the optimism and timelessness of a story that celebrates teamwork and generosity

Stone Soup

Author: Marcia Brown
Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Release Date: 1947
Genre: Folklore

When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make a soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.

Stone Soup

Author: Bill Liao
Publisher: Book Shaker
ISBN: 1905430973
Release Date: 2009-12-16
Genre: Business & Economics

On a cold night a storyteller who knew the limitless power of words visited a famine-Stricken village and, finding no fireside for a fable, began boiling a stone in a big pot in sight of everyone. One by one the curious villagers were encouraged to join in the feast of Stone Soup and one by one they believed in and contributed to the feast that inevitably resulted. Once both stories and soup had been devoured it was agreed that in future, in tough times, a stone and a story were a marvellous way to bring people together. Stone Soup is a modern fable about business, community, entrepreneurship and sharing. Mixing a traditional folktale with telling the story of one woman's journey through life, it contains tasty morsels of wisdom on work, team-building, leadership and courage. This book will nourish the soul of managers, entrepreneurs, community leaders, activists and educators by giving you the fortitude to lead fearlessly in the face of apparently insurmountable obstacles and foster true innovation within your community, group or organisation. Social networking pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bill Liao, is the co-founder of the social network service XING ( He is also CEO of Finaxis AG, a privately held company in the financial services industry. Among his philanthropic endeavors is his participation as an investor and volunteer in The Hunger Project in Uganda, New York and Mexico. Bill is also a regular attendee at the TED conferences and also the World Economic Forum New Champions conference. In 2007, Liao founded Neo (, a non-profit social networking site where people can make a personal commitment for the future of the earth. Neo was set up to provide a forum for people to make a personal commitment for the future of the earth in the form of a Declaration of Global Citizenship.

Nail Soup

Author: Eric Maddern
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 1847800297
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When a traveller in the forest knocks at a lonely cottage, a scowling woman appears and says he can sleep on the floor, but declares that she hasn't a morsel of food in the place, which prompts him to make his specialty--nail soup! Reprint.

Stone Soup A Rock Opera

Author: Carol B. Kaplan-Lyss
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 9781558631052
Release Date: 1987-09-01
Genre: Music

The folk tale "Stone soup" is adapted to music and performed as an opera. Children bring the story to life through drama, music, art, language, and gross motor activities. The book contains songs, music, step-by-step directions for classroom use or performance, and related activities. The CD contains both songs with lyrics, and piano accompaniment only. Material is designed for non-musical teachers.

Stone Soup

Author: Jon J Muth
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545337588
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

Stone Soup

Author: Ann McGovern
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 0812422791
Release Date: 1986-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Freshly illustrated folktale about a man who makes soup from a stone.

Stone Soup

Author: Tony Ross
ISBN: 0006645682
Release Date: 1995

The bad, bad Wolf wants to make a meal out of Mother Hen and then make off with her goodies. But before he can do it, she makes a meal for him. Stone soup is surprisingly filling.

The Real Story of Stone Soup

Author: Ying Chang Compestine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399187148
Release Date: 2007-01-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A stingy fisherman always makes his three young helpers do all his work. One day he scolds the “lazy boys” for forgetting to provide lunch. “Don’t worry,” they say. “We can make stone soup.” The boys dig a hole and fill it with water and “flavored” stones. They trick the fisherman into making bowls and chopsticks, and fetching salt and sesame oil. While he’s busy, they stir in bird eggs, add wild vegetables, and slip fish into the soup. By the time the old man returns, they have a feast fit for a king. To this day, “Egg Drop Stone Soup” is a traditional dish in southeast China. A recipe is included.

Stone Soup

Author: Phyllis Ann Green
Publisher: Novel Units
ISBN: 1561372013
Release Date: 1999-07-01
Genre: Children

A clever hen manages to stall a hungry wolf's plans to make a meal of her by persuading him to taste her stone soup first. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Fandango Stew

Author: David Davis
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1402765274
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Penniless Slim and his grandson Luis ride into the unwelcoming western town of Skinflint, rustling up a delicious meal for all its citizens out of one lone bean, in a trickster tale with a message about sharing and community building.


Author: Peter H. Diamandis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476709581
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Business & Economics

“A visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world—and invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it.” —President Bill Clinton A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar company” far faster than ever before. The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Part Two draws on insights from billionaires such as Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos and reveals their entrepreneurial secrets. Finally, Bold closes with a look at the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today’s hyper-connected crowd like never before. Here, the authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and finally how to build communities—armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today’s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.

Stone Soup

Publisher: Usborne Books
ISBN: 1409533247
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Children's stories

Eight titles in the popular First Reading series are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, making the book and CD easy to store together. The Young Reading series is developed with reading expert Alison Kelly from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence and ability.