Versions of Fairy Tales ~ Stone Soup


Orgel, Doris

Button Soup

JUV 372.4.O667b

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

The Real Story of Stone Soup

JUV 398.2.C7382r

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.


Davis, Aubrey

Bone Button Borscht

JUV 398.2.D29b

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.

Cactus Soup

JUV 398.2.K571cs

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

thorn. 2004.


Muth, Jon J.

Stone Soup

JUV 398.2.M9833s

Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them

the magic of generosity. 2003.


Patron, Susan

Burgoo Stew

JUV 398.2.P276b

In this variant of "Stone Soup," old Billy Que tames a group of rough hungry boys. 1991.


Pearson, Maggie

The Fox and the Rooster & Other Tales

JUV 398.2.P318f

A collection of folktales from around the world, including "The Snow Child," "Anansi and the Scarecrow,"

and "Stone Soup." 1997.


Brown, Marcia

Stone Soup

JUV 398.8.B8133s

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


JUV 398.8.G3233k

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.