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The Gigantic Turnip
By Niamh Sharkey (illustrator) and Aleksei Tolstoy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Barefoot Books
Publication date March 1, 2006
Pages 40
Binding Paperback
Edition Pap/com
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781905236725
ISBN-10 1905236727
Dimensions 0.25 by 8 by 10.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $9.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A cumulative tale in which the turnip planted by an old man grows so enormous that everyone must help to pull it up.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9781841481579 Book cover for 9781905236589 Book cover for 9781905236725
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Pap/com edition from Barefoot Books (March 1, 2006)
9781905236725 | details & prices | 40 pages | 8.00 × 10.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.50 lbs | List price $9.99
About: A cumulative tale in which the turnip planted by an old man grows so enormous that everyone must help to pull it up.
With Ellen Verenieks (other contributor) | 2 edition from Barefoot Books (September 30, 2005); titled "Gigantic Turnip"
9781905236589 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.40 lbs | List price $8.99
About: A cumulative tale in which the turnip planted by an old man grows so enormous that everyone must help to pull it up.
Reprint edition from Barefoot Books (March 1, 2000)
9781841481579 | details & prices | 8.50 × 10.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A retelling of the Russian folktale of the old man who plants a turnip that grows and grows until he cannot pull it up without the help of all his farm animals and a special mouse
School and Library
Book cover for 9781846862984 Book cover for 9781902283128
 
With Ellen Verenieks (other contributor) | Rei/com edition from Barefoot Books (May 1, 2009)
9781846862984 | details & prices | 40 pages | 8.75 × 10.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.99
from Barefoot Books (February 1, 1999)
9781902283128 | details & prices | 9.00 × 11.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.99
About: The mouse added just the necessary weight to the line formed by all those trying to pull up the giant turnip.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613236393
 
from Turtleback Books (September 1, 1999)
9780613236393 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.90 lbs | List price $19.65
About: A retelling of the Russian folktale of the old man who plants a turnip that grows and grows until he cannot pull it up without the help of all his farm animals and a special mouse

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