This hilarious retelling of the classic Russian tale about a farmer whose turnip is impossible to pull from the ground uses simple vocabulary and is ideal for reading aloud. Its cumulative theme will soon have young readers gleefully joining in, and Irish artist Niamh Sharkey s wonderfully quirky illustrations will delight and fascinate all ages. "The Gigantic Turnip" or "The Enormous Turnip" is a Russian folktale. The tale was collected by Aleksandr Afanas'ev is his 1850s Narodnye russkie skazki. The story has been rewritten and adapted numerous times, and translated into other languages.
Originally published: 1910
Author: Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Genre: Fiction Read It Yourself Level 1
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