The Gigantic Turnip by Alexei Tolstoy


The Gigantic Turnip by Alexei Tolstoy

This hilarious retelling of the huge turnip grown in a cottage garden will be enjoyed by small children. The old man and his wife tug and heave at the giant turnip, to be joined by various animals and birds, until it finally comes up.

About the Author

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, an award-winning Irish illustrator, graduated from the College of Marketing and Design, Ireland, in 1994 with First Class Honours. She works in oils on a gessoed textured background to create the richness in colour that has already established her as a world class illustrator. Niamh has illustrated a number of best-selling titles at Barefoot Books: Tales from Old Ireland + CD (1-905236-03-4), The Gigantic Turnip + CD (1-902283-29-5) and Tales of Wisdom and Wonder (1-84148-191-2).

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40 pages


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Publication date

1st February 2006



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