Writing by Kids!

Stone Soup Editors' Notes  /   /  By William Rubel, Editor
Stone Soup Magazine
January/February 2017

There is nothing more extraordinary that great writing by kids. When kids write from their heart there is a directness and power in their language that most adults can only dream as possible for themselves.

Everybody was cry and scary. The boat was rocking and raining. The people they felling down the ocean.

William Rubel, Editor
About the Author

In 1973, I was twenty years old, teaching children's art classes at my college, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and came up with the idea that the best way to encourage children to write was to introduce them to the best writing by their peers. Stone Soup grew out of that idea. Along with co-editor Gerry Mandel, I have continued to edit and publish Stone Soup for all these years. I am also a culinary historian. I write about traditional foodways. My book, "The Magic of Fire," is about hearth cooking. My book, "Bread, a global history," speaks for itself. I am currently writing a 130,000-word bread history for a University Press. I publish articles on gardening and traditional foodways at Mother Earth News. I also publish on wild mushrooms and other food-related subjects.

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