Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them the magic of generosity.
This retelling of the classic tale about a special soup that can be made using only water and stones sets the story in China and transforms the characters of the soldiers into three Buddhist monks. When the monks visit a village where many people are starving but a few have food that they are refusing to share, they teach everyone a gentle lesson about the joys of sharing with others. Color illustrations accompany the text.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Fairy Tales + Folklore / General, Classics, Fairy Tales + Folklore / Country + Ethnic