5/26/2011

Group goulash: Fandango Stew by David Davis


Slim rubbed his belly grumpy as he was getting into the city of skinflints. "I'm so hungry I could eat a porridge boot", he told his grandson Luis.

"We did a peso, Abuelo," said Luis. "" "". Looks like fandango stew for dinner again. »


Slim mouse.


"GOOD OF CHILE, IS THEREFORE BARBECUE."
BUT NOTHING IS BETTER THAN FANDANGO STEW. »


A city hard scrabble skinflints name prairie look not to be a profitable place for begging for a pair of peso-less vaqueros, and Sheriff flinty-eyed collars the two once they monopolize their pintos. But these tired two saddle drifter scammers know how to cook until an agreement everywhere where they land.
"We will not to lasso of charity," said Slim. "My grandson and I rode in to treat the skinflints a pot of stew bean fandango.".

The Sheriff is reduced to his eyes. "I've never heard of beans fandango".


Slim shot a small bean from his jacket pocket and blocked in the air. He sings,


"CHILE IS GOOD;" THEREFORE THE BARBECUE.
BUT NOTHING IS BETTER THAN FANDANGO STEW.


And we are in the recovery tootine the familiar folktale Stone Soup rootine. Thin and Luis whip out their well-worn kettle, falling in the fandango bean and ask to disturb lover Keshen citizens for a little water to start the boiling soup. Same skinflints can save a gallon of water or more, and in addition, each soul nosey in the city is already gathering to see how these locomotives hombres plan to make a pot of soup of beans that one.

Eloquent Slim sweet-talks storekeepers and good ladies of skinflints pitch in all that they have dragged, and before you can say "conte traditional trickster", the beautiful teacher, the Club of French Culture and even the Sheriff are vying for the opportunity to add their heirloom tomatoes and vegetables cost garden to the stew. Soon, there is a simmering savory soup on main street, enough for everyone have the taste and the blocking of good wives of paper lanterns, out of their best linen House and dishes and set up tables for everyone.


The Mayor of burped. "Is not it the best stew shindig you never seen buckaroo?".

"Before your departure, tell me where I can some of these beans fandango," said the storekeeper.


"Any bean makes a fine cassoulet fandango," MIME Slim. "Just add generosity and kindness."


David Davis has published Fandango Stew (Sterling, 2011) gives a Southwestern spicy zest of this timeless story of Community cooperation, an evergreen story known in Marcia Brown Caldecott classic Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books). For the pleasure of compare and contrast in the classroom, a pair of these two, or add one of the most recent versions by Jon j. Muth, Stone Soup (Scholastic), with its Chinese d├ęcor, or lovely soup Heather stone forest (August House).

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