Turnip

by Pierr Morgan

A turnip seed planted by Dedoushka on a spring day grows into a massive specimen,... read more

A turnip seed planted by Dedoushka on a spring day grows into a massive specimen, resisting his efforts to uproot it and the exertions of those who come to join in the pull: Baboushka, Mashenka, Geouchka (the dog), and Keska (the cat). Of course, it is only when the little field mouse joins the group that success is finally achieved. This enduring folktale is told in the rhythmic repetitive text collected from a Russian storyteller and first published in 1938. Richly colored, strong figures with definite outlines mesh perfectly with the simple prose. (Ages 2-4)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990

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