Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls: A Passover Tale in Chelm

Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls A Passover Tale in Chelm An old man walks into the town of Chelm asking for food The townspeople claim they have nothing to share but the man explains that he can make enough food for everyone with just a stone The townspeop

  • Title: Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls: A Passover Tale in Chelm
  • Author: Linda Glaser Maryam Tabatabaei
  • ISBN: 9781480474888
  • Page: 181
  • Format: ebook
  • An old man walks into the town of Chelm asking for food The townspeople claim they have nothing to share, but the man explains that he can make enough food for everyone with just a stone The townspeople are intrigued and watch the man as he creates a pot of delicious matzoh ball soup As he begins to cook, he asks for one ingredient and then another, which the townspeoplAn old man walks into the town of Chelm asking for food The townspeople claim they have nothing to share, but the man explains that he can make enough food for everyone with just a stone The townspeople are intrigued and watch the man as he creates a pot of delicious matzoh ball soup As he begins to cook, he asks for one ingredient and then another, which the townspeople provide In the end, they have unknowingly contributed to making a Seder feast for all to share This is a fixed format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

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    1. In this Jewish version of the tale, a single man travels to the village of Chelm hoping to be invited to join in the passover feast. What he originally finds is that the townspeople are not that willing to share with him. He then claims that he can make the best Matzoh Ball soup with nothing but ordinary stones. After a bit of trickery, the townspeople all join in contributing to the soup and they all share the feast.

    2. Simple retelling of the stone soup tale. This time the setting is in an imaginary village of Chelm. Chelm is a village of fools according to Jewish folklore. It takes place during Passover where the tradition is to feed any who are hungry. A hungry stranger appears and no one wants to feed him so he pretends he can make matzoh ball soup with a stone. Of course, the townspeople end up bringing ingredients until the soup is made and all enjoy the meal. The illustrations are in muted colors and the [...]

    3. Title: Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls A Passover Tale in ChelmAuthor: Linda GlaserIllustrator: Maryam TabatabaeiPublisher: Open Road Integrated Media/Albert Whtman And CompanyPublished: 3-18-2014ISBN: ISBN9781480474888E-Book ASIN: B00IU8CT3UPages: 20Genre: Children's FictionTags: InspirationalSensual Level: N/AOverall Rating: ExcellentReviewed For: NetGalleyReviewer: DelAnneIt may take a village to raise a child but it only takes an old man with a stone to feed a village. An old man walks into the [...]

    4. Linda Glaser gives her retelling of the Stone Soup fable a Jewish twist - setting it in the town of Chelm during the celebration of Passover. When the townspeople are reluctant to invite a stranger in for the Seder, the stranger claims that he can make the most delicious matzoh ball soup with just a stone and cleverly tricks the townspeople into supplying the needed ingredients. Maryam Tabatabaei's illustrations have a charm of their own that perfectly matches the tone of the story. Like the Mat [...]

    5. The title and subtitle tell you exactly what to expect: a Passover-themed retelling of Stone Soup.Stone Soup has never been one of my favorite stories, but Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls is much better than most. Most notably, the illustrations are colorful and cheery--I want to live in Chelm with these characters. For that reason alone, I'd recommend Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls over the many other Stone Soup variations out there.The Passover theme is an added bonus; I appreciate any book that ca [...]

    6. Right before sundown on the First Night of Passover, a stranger arrives in the town of Chelm. This 'villlage of fools' with its dash of wisdom, is famous for coming up with ridiculous solutions for simple, everyday problems. In this simple tale, perfect for ages 4-7, the stranger asks for food, but the townspeople claim they have nothing to share. The man explains that he can make enough food for everyone with just a stone. As he begins to cook, he asks for one ingredient and then another, which [...]

    7. This interpretation really works for me. A poor stranger comes to the town of Chelm during Passover. He claims he can make Matzoh Ball soup with just a stone and water. Of course, it takes the whole village to supply the real soup ingredients, but in the end they feast!The Jewish storytelling voice is evident in the text making this a good read aloud. The digital illustrations are the only thing holding this story back for me. I yearned for something grittier with a nice paper choice that added [...]

    8. I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I am not Jewish, nor have I ever celebrated Passover, but I am always interested in books that I can use to help my children learn about the world and other cultures. This story is one I had never heard, but was really interesting. The illustrations were lovely and complemented the story well. Both my children and I had fun learning about a traditional folk tale and about Passover. This is one we really enjoyed reading!

    9. With lovely illustrations, this is the tale of stone soup put into the setting of the town of Chelm, a fictional town of fools from Jewish folklore. In this story it is Passover and the stone soup is stone matzoh ball soup, but otherwise follows the traditional stone soup story. I think this is a fun story for children for Passover and a very cute book. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.

    10. This is a take on the Stone Soup story with the tie-in of Passover. There are many references to the Jewish culture and it is a good addition to the study of world traditions.

    11. interesting font difference indicating the beginning and end of the story/voiceformational page in the back about stone soup and Passover.

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