Versions of Fairy Tales ~ Stone Soup
In this modern version of the French folktale "Stone Soup," Rag-Tag Meg shows the neighborhood how
to make a delicious pot of soup while starting with only water and an old wooden button. 1994.
Compestine, Ying Chang
When a crew of Chinese fishermen forget to bring cooking utensils with them, they find creative ways to make
do with what they have and what they can find. 2007.
When a beggar gets no help from anybody, even at the synagogue, he offers to use the buttons on
his coat to make bone button borscht for everyone in the village, in a retelling of an old folktale reset
in a small Jewish village. 1997.
Kimmel, Eric A.
During the Mexican Revolution, when a troop of hungry soldiers comes to a town where all the food
has been hidden, they charm the townspeople into helping make a soup from water and a cactus
Muth, Jon J.
Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them
the magic of generosity. 2003.
In this variant of "Stone Soup," old Billy Que tames a group of rough hungry boys. 1991.
A collection of folktales from around the world, including "The Snow Child," "Anansi and the Scarecrow,"
and "Stone Soup." 1997.
When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make
soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast. 1947.
Gershator, David & Phillis
In this West Indian version of "Stone Soup," an old woman claims to have found a magic shell that
can make kallaloo, a popular Caribbean gumbo. 2005.