Stone Soup: Adventures from the Yard

Jan Eliot's funny and irreverent Stone Soup follows the saga of an extended, blended family, starring two working-mom sisters living just across the fence from each other. Val and Joan share life with their opinionated mother, a middle-school diva and 10-year-old tomboy, a reclusive teenage boy, a wild preschooler and his new baby sister…and of course Wally, the ultimate nice guy who steps into his stepdad shoes with grace amid the chaos. Working-parent hassles, pre-school tantrums, middle-school angst, love and the single mom… it's all here in Stone Soup.

In Adventures from the Yard, Alix celebrates summer with her magical wading pool, the families share a communal camping trip, and the great outdoors is celebrated.

About the Author

For Jan Eliot, cartooning started out as therapy and evolved into a career. She drew her first cartoons when she was a newly divorced mom trying to juggle raising two daughters with a full-time job. Stone Soup is still loosely based on her family and friends and the real world around her.

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