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The Real Story of Stone Soup by Ying Chang Compestine, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch [in Bloomsbury Review]

Real Story of Stone SoupOne too many uses of what my kids call ‘the s-word” – as in ‘stupid’ – somewhat mars an otherwise entertaining tongue-in-cheek version of an age-old tale, this time narrated by a Chinese fisherman and his three seemingly not-so-helpful helpers who make a most fragrant, delicious soup with mere stones … and then some.

Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2007

Readers: Children

Published: 2007


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