Together they make sancocho ― a traditional Dominican soup where everything can be thrown into the pot ― using a secret recipe the stranger learned from his grandfather. From seemingly nothing, they create a miraculous banquet and teach the villagers a lasting lesson about generosity and overcoming fear. What a great tale for holiday reading!

Teachers and parents can find a full resource guide to the The Good Stranger's Sancocho Surprise here! It's full of art activities, songs, and discussion ideas about the various gifts we each bring to the table. And if that weren't enough, RIF of NOVA community members can buy this bilingual book for a 10% discount! Please click here to find that link!

To learn more about this book, including a link to the illustrator's video about the colorful illustrations, please go to our website section called, New Books...with a NOVA Connection. There, we introduce new children's books by authors connected to our region.