Marc Simont, 1956 Caldecott Winner, author and illustrator of many other beguiling books for children, sets out to prove that the pen is mightier than the sword. With his whimsical prose and his sharply expressive drawings, his is an uncontested victory. Set in the town of Paca, a microcosm of the feuding world, this is the story of a rivalry between the University students and the Army. Set to a test, the adversaries meet over a huge bowl of stew, -- their weapons, four foot spoons, their objective, an empty bowl. Intelligence outwits force and the conflict is happily resolved. Marc Simont's story and his caricature drawing reflect the spirit of genuine satire in this fable which will delight children and entertain adults.