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Quill Soup, hardback, 32pp, £12.99
- Written by Alan Durant
- Illustrated by Dale Blankenaar
One Story, Many Voices bundle — three books for £30 (save £9)
- Cinderella of the Nile
- The Phoenix of Persia
- Quill Soup
Noko, the porcupine, is very hungry. On arriving at a village, he asks the other animals for some food and shelter. But, despite their full bellies, all the animals say they have nothing to spare. Never mind: he’ll just have to make do and cook a pot of soup from the quills off his back – a soup so tasty even the king likes it. Once the villagers hear of his plan they offer just enough ingredients to make a soup worthy of them all…
This African version of Stone Soup celebrates generosity and kindness – and the message that we can all benefit if we share our resources. It’s part of our One Story, Many Voices series, which explores well-known tales told from different cultural perspectives.
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- The Sunday Times says Quill Soup is one to watch out for!
- Read a blog: are fairytales still relevant today?
- Read a blog: Discover the folk tale behind Quill Soup: Stone Soup!
- Read an interview with the author Alan Durant: Quill Soup is a story for everyone!
- Teacher Aidan Severs says why he loves Quill Soup!
- Read a review by Minerva Reads: Quill Soup is about welcoming strangers and sharing resources
- Read a review by Jill Bennett: Quill Soup serves up a full-flavoured message! – Red Reading Hub
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