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Sopa de clavo
Sopa de clavo

Sopa de clavo

By Eric Maddern, Illustrated by Paul Hess



28 Pages, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: December 2007

ISBN 9788498011586

Rights: US & CA

Blume (Dec 2007)

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By way of a delicious nail soup, a selfish, grim old lady is transformed into a generous and agreeable person. How is that possible? When a traveler knocks at a lonely cottage hoping for a place to sleep, he encounters a scowling woman who allows him to sleep on the floor. She quickly declares however, that she hasn't a morsel of food. The traveler responds by saying "That's OK, I can share what I have" as he takes an old nail from his pocket and begins to make nail soup. ¿Cómo es posible que una deliciosa sopa de clavo convierta a una mujer hosca y egoísta en una persona generosa y agradable? El cuento explica la historia de un viajero que un día llega a la casa de la protagonista y le pide que le deje pasar la noche y cenar. Por toda respuesta, el viajero no encuentra más que gruñidos, negativas y excusas, hasta que decide preparar la sopa de clavo. 

Author Biography

Eric Maddern is the author of Cow on the Roof; Curious Clownfish; The Fire Children, a Junior Education Book of the Year; and Rainbow Bird. Paul Hess is the illustrator of The Giant and the Joneses, Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! and Jack and the Beanstalk.