Quill Soup



ISBN: 9781910328668 Category:

Alan Durant


Shortlisted for The English Association Picture Book Awards 2020!

Noko the porcupine is very hungry. On arriving at a village, he asks the other animals for some food and shelter. But, despite their full bellies, all the animals say they have nothing to spare. Never mind: he’ll just have to make do and cook a pot of soup from the quills off his back – a soup so tasty even the king likes it. Once the villagers hear of his plan they offer just enough ingredients to make a soup worthy of them all…

This African version of Stone Soup celebrates generosity and kindness – and the message that we can all benefit if we share our resources.

Additional information

Weight 182 g
Dimensions 24.1 x 27.4 cm
Publisher name Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd
Publication date 15 October 2020
Number of pages 32
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 24.1 x 27.4 cm
Weight 182 g


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Alan Durant has written over one hundred books for children of all ages - from picture books to poetry to young adult thrillers. His picture books include the award-winning Burger Boy, Always and Forever and Dear Tooth Fairy. He regularly visits schools, libraries and festivals in the UK and abroad, giving talks and running writing workshops. Alan is married with three children and lives in Brighton.

Dale Blankenaar is a full-time picture book illustrator and designer from South Africa. He has illustrated over 30 picture books (locally and internationally). Dale has won several international awards including the IBBY Honour list and the Publishers Choice Award at the 2017 China Shanghai International Book Fair.