Jan and her best friend Sarah have each earned a twenty-dollar reward for helping to track down their puppy friend Patch. They want to do something with the money they'll never forget-so they decide to throw a party for all their friends. When they start planning, however, they find that parties cost far more than they can afford. When their teacher Mrs. Nelson tells the class and old folk tale about a poor man who makes stone soup, they get a great idea. Soon, the whole class is chipping in for the best party ever. Jan's Awesome Party is a story that shows how generous feelings take on a life of their own, with great and unpredictable results.