Gigantic Turnip by Alexei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey
  

Gigantic Turnip

Written by Alexei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey

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A delightfully funny tale that parents and toddlers can enjoy together from a young age just as much as 5-7 year olds will enjoy it reading alone. The illustrations are stunning and complement the humorous text brilliantly. Rest-assured children will be very participatory in the story and what’s more there’s a complete and unabridged CD to go with it – so those car journeys can be full of the characters in The Gigantic Turnip too.

Synopsis

Gigantic Turnip by Alexei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey

First recorded in Russia in the 19th Century by Aleksei Tolstoy, this is a funny folk tale for children and adults alike. This title also includes a free story CD.

Reviews

'The Gigantic Turnip is an old, old tale, but this new version has to be one of the best ever... Rhythmical, funny and perfectly paced'

About the Author

Alexei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey

Aleksei Tolstoy (1883-1945) was born and lived in Russia. During his four-decade literary career, he witnessed milestone historic events, both in his home country of Russia and abroad. He was a master storyteller, and wrote several children's tales as well as poems, plays and stories for adults.

Niamh Sharkey works in oils on textured background to create the richness that has quickly established her as a world-class illustrator. She graduated from the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin in 1994.

In 1999, Niamh received the Bisto Book of the year award, presented by Children’s Books Ireland for Tales of Wisdom and Wonder.

Niamh currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
Contains CD-Audio (Audiobook) and Paperback
40 pages

Author

Alexei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey
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Publisher

Barefoot Books Ltd

Publication date

10th March 2006

ISBN

9781905236725

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Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

logo Barefoot Books celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts.

Publisher's Website

www.barefoot-books.com


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