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Nail Soup

Nail Soup

  • Title: Nail Soup
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  • ISBN : 9781845074791
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 32 pages


A traveler stops at a lonely cottage, hoping to scrounge a bed for the night The grumpy old woman who lives there offers him the floor, but insists there s no food in the house In that case, declares the traveler, I ll have to share what I ve got with you He pulls a rusty old nail from his pocket and starts to make nail soup All it needs is a garnish or two A traveler stops at a lonely cottage, hoping to scrounge a bed for the night The grumpy old woman who lives there offers him the floor, but insists there s no food in the house In that case, declares the traveler, I ll have to share what I ve got with you He pulls a rusty old nail from his pocket and starts to make nail soup All it needs is a garnish or two This delightful cover of an age old yarn proves that a merry heart and generous soul produce far better results than whines and demands Paul Hess s quirky, stylish illustrations are the perfect complement to the text s deadpan wit


Author Eric Maddern




Nail Soup Reviews (11)

  • This folk tale with its roots in the Scandinavian culture is told by Maddern Nail Soup is similar to the Caldecott Honor Book, Stone Soup, by Marci Brown On a very cold night a traveller is making his way through the forest It becomes way to cold for him to continue on his journey He comes across a [..]

  • Stone Soup is a very old folktale with variations and retellings set in countries around the world, in various historical periods, and featuring different characters Most versions feature hungry strangers who persuade locals to share their resources, and often there is a lesson of cooperation and ge [..]

  • Personal Thoughts This variant of Stone Soup, is a Swedish folktale about a Traveller who is in search of shelter during a winter storm He finds a cottage in the forrest and finds an old woman alone and unwelcoming She eventually allows him to come inside and insists he not ask for anything Of cour [..]

  • A cold traveller comes across a small cottage in the forest and thinks it would be a lovely place to rest for th night He encounters the lady of the house a brusque woman whose husband is away and wants nothing to do with this stranger She reluctantly agrees to let him sleep on the floor but warns h [..]

  • After convincing a woman to let him spend the night on her floor, a weary traveler shares his recipe for nail soup.I like the telling, although the pair get a bit carried away with the royals and wine and whatnot Then again, there ought to be a bit of magic And, it s sweet Hess hid hearts throughout [..]

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