When a forest traveller knocks at a lonely cottage, hoping to scrounge a bed for the night, a scowling woman appears and says he can sleep on the floor, but declares that she hasn't a morsel of food in the place. "In that case," says the traveller, "I'll have to share what I've got with you." And, taking an old, rusty, four-inch nail from his pocket, he starts to make ...Nail Soup.
In his delightful retelling of this trickster tale known throughout Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, Eric Maddern shows how a merry fellow can soften the heart of even a mean and grumpy woman.
Paul Hess's post-modern illustrations combine to make a book that will bring a smile to the face of everyone who reads it.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 28 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/05/2009
- Category: Picture storybooks
- ISBN: 9781847800299