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I thought this book was unique. It is a group of stories, essays, and poems all written by children about holiday things. I was excited to read it with my kids but it didn't hold their attention. I enjoyed it and thought it was a great way to show my kids that you can be an author at any age but maybe it was just the mood they were in, but they weren't very intrigued by it.
 
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hooligansmama | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 17, 2024 |
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A fun collection with good stories that I enjoyed experiencing!
 
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RaechelLenore | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 1, 2022 |
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The Stone Soup Book of Animal Stories is a sweet collection of stories written from the hearts of children. The imagination and vocabulary of these young authors gives me great hope for the future of our literary culture!!
 
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ErikaLH.LFL | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 16, 2021 |
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I enjoyed this book of short stories, and was happy to add it to my classroom library. It was meaningful that the stories had been written by young authors, and I am happy to use a select few with students as read alouds. I was a little disappointed with the layout/font of this edition - I don't feel that it makes for an easy independent read for my students.
 
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MsZReadz | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 31, 2020 |
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I was looking forward to reading this book of animal stories written by young authors, but perhaps an anthology was too much of a good thing. I stopped and haven't been interested enough to continue reading.
 
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fuzzi | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 16, 2019 |
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This book is wonderful. I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book through LibraryThing. My son and I read the stories together. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about other cultures. It is well done. We loved reading stories by 6 year olds right up through 12 year olds. There were short stories and poems.
 
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SheriannFS | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 3, 2019 |
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Poetry has been a huge part of Stone Soup magazine for decades. This book is the best of the best poems written by children from 1988 to 2011 in one sleek volume.

The poems are fantastic. Definitely cream of the crop. Much more sophisticated than one would anticipate. Good compilation for any collection or classroom.
 
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mandymarie20 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2019 |
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Especially for parents or mentors of children, this is a great collection, with a wide range of depth and capacity for storytelling, showing that writing is an endeavor that takes practice and patience.

As a personal fan of the stories behind holidays, I was fascinated by what is the focal point for children in many of these tales. Seeing what is important, what is highlighted, and what is ignored gives great insight into the minds of our students.
 
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HippieLunatic | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 6, 2019 |
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My eight and ten year old children devoured this book of stories written by children. I confess that I did not read it, but they give thumbs up to this collection of stories about all different kinds of families experiencing a variety of situations.
 
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zhejw | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 13, 2019 |
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I am a huge fan of fantasy fiction and of Tolkien in particular. The quality of the stories was very good overall, some definitely better than others and this did not correlate with the age of the child. It was fantastic to see the interest in fantasy is still alive and strong. There were clear influences both from traditional tales and more modern stories such as Tolkien and even the Twilight saga. Some of the stories seemed to be cut short and I really wanted a few more pages for the story to develop a bit further. I am going to see if I can find a child to review this book as well and will add to this review if I can.
 
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AmandaMoira | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 8, 2019 |
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This was a fun anthology to read from different young authors throughout the years. The authors are very talented, and there a few stories where I wanted the story to continue! I thoroughlyenjoyed this one, and hope these kids continued on with their writing.
 
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WillowMammoth | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 8, 2019 |
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I'm probably just a cynic, but I had a hard time believing some of these were written by children. That's a testament to how good they were (and how jaded I am), but also made me wonder about whether the fact that they were written by young people makes somewhat mediocre stories seem better because you're just impressed that a child wrote it. I don't know the answers to all that, but this was an interesting read and did have several really great tales (and a few just okay ones).
 
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blueviolent | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 26, 2019 |
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I gave this book to my nine year old niece who loves to read fantasy books. She said this book was pretty good. She said though with some of the stories it was obvious that they were written by other children. She has a very high reading level but i think overall she enjoyed the book very much. I think these stories were the best of the best.
 
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Goodgranny | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 14, 2019 |
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A book of easy to read short stories by young authors about various family situations. To a child, family is their world. I found myself moved by many of these stories and enjoyed reading this book which I received through Early Reviewers.
 
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books4bert | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 13, 2019 |
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I read a few of the stories. It was great to see such ability in young children. I gave it to my 10-year-old grandson who is a reading machine. He belongs to the TOME book club in his school. He said he really enjoyed the stories. Perhaps this book will give him an idea to become an author himself.
I received this book from the publisher for free and am not required to give a good review or any review at all. My grandson really did like this book!
 
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khoyt | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 3, 2019 |
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It’s a collection of historical fiction from young authors. I really liked the concept. I have a 9 year old I did read some of it with her but it may be more appropriate for older children.
 
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jsilvadpt | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 30, 2019 |
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The poetry in this book is outstanding. These are incredible young poets whose work is a model for any student.
 
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JaxlynLeigh | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 25, 2019 |
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This is a great collection of animal tales. My 12 year old really enjoyed the stories the one she read to our youngest was about being afraid of the dark. This group of stories has inspired her to add more to her own writing. A good collection to share and allows the opportunity to have a conversation about feeling and events.
 
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Jessicathomas | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 20, 2019 |
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This is an impressive collection of stories written by children aged between 10-13 years and originally published in “Stone Soup Magazine”. The theme of the collection is family and I loved not only the heartfelt creativity these young people brought to their writing, but the fact that under this “umbrella” a whole range of families, and family situations, is included. There are happy families, broken families, extended families, bereaved families, blended families, adoptive families, to name just some! Within these families there are stories about good times, difficult times, holidays, sibling relationships, relationships with parents, grandparents, carers, dealing with illness and death, bereavement, moving to a new home, emigration, friendships etc. The children express a whole range of emotions as they tell their stories and try to make sense of the world they inhabit – they share their joy, their anger, their jealousy, their confusion, their unhappiness, their capacity for love etc. I felt very impressed by the maturity of the insights they brought to all their reflections and, by the time I read the final story, I was left with a feeling that the future of the written word is in good hands!

I won a copy of this book via a LibraryThing Giveaway.
 
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linda.a. | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 19, 2019 |
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The Stone Soup Book of Poetry is a truly touching collection of poetry written by young authors ages 4-13. As an adult, I was particularly impressed with the expression of feeling and creativity found within these poems. To catch a glimpse into the mind of a child is a beautiful gift, and we all have something to learn from their perspective on life.
 
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cvaughan0708 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 18, 2019 |
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This is a cute set of stories. I really enjoyed reading them and thinking about when most were written. They give you an interesting perspective at what the authors were thinking.
 
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polarmath | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 13, 2019 |
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I love how Stone Soup gives a voice to children and their creativity. These stories reflect some amazing talent and some future bestselling writers in the making. I enjoyed reading them. Thanks to LibraryThings Early Reviewer's giveaway for the chance to read and review this book.
 
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PrettyTarantula | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 6, 2019 |
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This book contains a wide range of fantasy tales by young authors. They pull the reader into the creative imagination of youth. As with Grimm's tales, not all have happy endings but lessons are contained within them. A few appear incomplete and just stop short of closure, but just a few. The different cultural backgrounds of the stories served to broaden the reader's perspective that fantasy occurs in many lands. The stories also serve as inspiration to readers of all ages to explore becoming writers, to let our own imaginations become unleashed.
 
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Czarnopys | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 6, 2019 |
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I won a copy of this book with the intent of sharing it with my 8 year old daughter who reads at a 4th-5th grade level. Seeing that the stories were written by 10-13 year olds (on average) I assumed the content would be appropriate for her, but I found it to be a mixed bag. While she loved the stories I allowed her to read, I found the subject matter in some to be too dark and/or mature for her (i.e. descriptions of death or violence). Even with selecting only some stories, there were still one or two she found too scary to finish. I love the concept of this book, I just wish they had been more focused to a particular age group (even young teenagers read much different content than 8-10 year olds can or should read). However, she loved most of the stories she read and I appreciated that they introduced her to some eras in history that she wasn't yet familiar with. I'm sure she will read the remainder of the book in coming years.
 
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porcupines | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 4, 2019 |
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Written by young people aged 9-13, these sports stories and poems are raw and heartfelt—tales about everything from soccer to snowboarding to surfing. Not simply about “who wins and who loses,” these short stories focus on belonging, the patience of friendships, disappointment, redemption, imagination, competition, selfless sportsmanship, and much more.

This book is PERFECT for teachers of grades 5-8, because the works provide mentor texts for narrative writing...written by STUDENTS! Of course, these stories aren’t without flaws, and they shouldn’t be. They’re written by kids, for kids, and I cannot wait to show my 6-8 students examples of their peers’ published works. I plan on using some of the stories as foundations for my own students to build upon the writing in front of them, rework sentences and endings, and basically construct their own skills as authors.

Below, I’ve listed a few of the stories that I will be using in my classroom:

“Falling Trees and Riddles”: I love how this story highlights achieving goals for your own sake, even with “no witnesses” to “flash [a] well-deserved score” (31). The author makes an allusion to the old riddle, “If a tree falls in the forest, but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” The character stretches her gymnast skills, grows on her own, and answers the riddle for herself: “The tree hears it. The tree knows” (31).

“Twenty-Six”: This has a fabulous lead, and strong descriptive and metaphorical language; the main character achieves twenty-six pull-ups “like meeting the same stranger you met yesterday on the road” (26). This is also a good one to workshop using the same tense throughout.

“Racing”: This is a fabulous mentor text for modifier phrases (“‘OK!’ she says, itching to start” and RICH imagery (39)!

“The Real Winner”: I teach in Hawaii, so I love the surfing stories in here! This story about sisterhood has strong imagery, conflict, and dialogue. (“Sun streamed though Miranda and Sydney’s bedroom, sending buttery streaks over the sleeping girls” (44)).

“Daydreamer”- A short story about an active swimmer with an even more athletic imagination, this one starts with a beautiful descriptive lead: “Splash! A clap of water crashes to my cheek” (50).

“Moonbeams to Eternity”: This author began with the line “Sixty surfers sat like giant black spiders, fangs bared, waiting to strike out and take one wave” (57). How ominous and competitive! A great mentor text for imagery and figurative language! Listen to how pretty this line is: “A wall of seaglass dances toward me” (58).

“Somersault”—This is a short-and-sweet snapshot of boogie boarding, and I’d have my students workshop a different ending.

“Mystery Girl”: This is a good story through which you can have your students practice adding dialogue.
 
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audreytay | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 4, 2019 |