A Horse Story with a Twist

Stone Soup Editors' Notes  /   /  By Gerry Mandel, Editor
Stone Soup Magazine
May/June 2017

We hope all our subscribers have had a chance to read the new January/February 2013 issue of Stone Soup. There are so many great stories in this issue, it was hard to choose one to feature on our website. We finally settled on “Friends Forever,” by 11-year-old Naomi Vliet, about a girl named Rachel who

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Gerry Mandel, Editor
About the Author

Back in 1973, I was part of the group of UC Santa Cruz students who put together the very first issue of Stone Soup. It has been my great pleasure to continue to edit and publish Stone Soup for all these years, along with co-founder William Rubel. We hope you enjoy reading Stone Soup as much as we enjoy making it.

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  1. Nyomi Zinga Age:10 March 2, 2013 at 11:43 am Reply

    I love horses, so this was one of my favorite stories! I especially loved the illustrations by Jessica Birchfeild.

  2. emily June 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm Reply

    i think this is a great idea for a story! keep up the good work! 🙂

  3. GB Shakespeare December 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm Reply

    I thought this story was AMAZING. The way we got to see it from two points of view melted my heart. You got to see how much Rachel wanted the horse, and how much the horse needed to run free.Nice job, Naomi Vliet

  4. Amanda Zoonfeld June 25, 2015 at 5:40 am Reply

    It’s K. Could of been better. Make a dog become Rachels new best friend and the horse gets jealous. THAT woulda been gold. But ya, its K.

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