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Quill Soup is about welcoming strangers and sharing resources – Minerva Reads

Buy Quill Soup Minerva Reads reviewed Quill Soup as part of their special feature for Refugee Week! This book, which celebrates welcoming outsiders, is out on World Refugee Day, 20th June. Refugee Week starts this week, with the slogan ‘Different Pasts, Shared Future’. It’s a theme well worth bearing in mind in our current climate, especially if you read this article in The Observer from 9th June, which pointed to the increased number of war refugees, and…

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A teacher says why he loves Quill Soup!

Buy Quill Soup Fab teacher A. Severs has written a lovely review for Quill Soup on Goodreads! Check it out! So much to look at in these amazing illustrations and a story to really make you think. My reception-aged daughter and I spent a lot of time poring over Quill Soup looking for animals hidden in the wilds of the pictures and picking up clues about how honest the animals were really being. A brilliant…

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Discover the folk tale behind Quill Soup: Stone Soup!

Buy Quill Soup We’re so excited to share the latest book in our One Story, Many Voices series, Quill Soup! This vibrant animal tale by Alan Durant and Dale Blankenaar tells the story of Noko the porcupine, who goes looking for some food in the jungle. But where does the story come from? As you may know, Stone Soup is a traditional folk tale found throughout many countries in Europe. In the story, some travellers…

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Quill Soup is about the need to belong somewhere! – illustrator Dale Blankenaar

Buy Quill Soup We interviewed Dale Blankenaar, the brilliant illustrator of Quill Soup! He offered some brilliant insights into the process of creating the artwork for this beautiful, colourful book. Based on the traditional ‘stone soup’ fable, Quill Soup is an African retelling about a very hungry porcupine who goes looking for some food. Read the interview below! How did you find the process of illustrating the book? The process of making this book was one…

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Quill Soup is a story for everyone! – author Alan Durant

Buy Quill Soup We interviewed Alan Durant, the fab author of Quill Soup! It was great to hear from him about the inspiration behind this beautiful book. For those who don’t know, can you tell us a little bit about Quill Soup? I was introduced to the story of Quill Soup by a close friend in South Africa, an illustrator called Sam van Riet. It was her favourite story and she encouraged me to read…

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