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Quill Soup is out now in paperback! We’re so excited to share Alan Durant’s witty and energetic story, with striking illustrations from Dale Blankenaar. This exciting tale is all about the benefits of sharing our resources, and opening our arms to strangers.
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.
- Yippee! Quill Soup is longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2020!
- Wowee! Quill Soup is longlisted for the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards!
- Quill Soup celebrates how stories travel and transform! – Pathways into Children’s Publishing
- Quill Soup is all about sharing – English Association
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