The Tale of the Turnip

The Tale of the Turnip When a humble old farmer plants turnips in his field one of them grows and grows and grows and Grows The king rewards the farmer handsomely for his efforts much to the dismay of the arrogant squire w

  • Title: The Tale of the Turnip
  • Author: Brian Alderson Fritz Wegner
  • ISBN: 9780763604943
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When a humble old farmer plants turnips in his field, one of them grows and grows and grows and Grows The king rewards the farmer handsomely for his efforts much to the dismay of the arrogant squire who lives across the way But when the squire attempts to claim a similar reward, will he get than he bargains for Brain Alderson s charming text and Fritz WeWhen a humble old farmer plants turnips in his field, one of them grows and grows and grows and Grows The king rewards the farmer handsomely for his efforts much to the dismay of the arrogant squire who lives across the way But when the squire attempts to claim a similar reward, will he get than he bargains for Brain Alderson s charming text and Fritz Wegner s humorous illustrations have yielded a champion tale that will delight anyone who s ever cheered for the underdog.

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  • Story: 5 starsIllustrations: 5 starsA re-telling of the German folktale collected by the Grimm Brothers (NOT the Russian folktale of the same name). This version, which leaves out the murderous plot and trading places with the trickster, is well-suited for children. The text is distilled into just the right amount for a picture book. Beautiful, detailed illustrations.


  • This cute book follows the life of an old farmer who doesn't have much, but works hard for what he has. He lives by a greedy and arrogant Squire. The old farmer ends up growing an award winning Turnip. In which the king awards him with a plentiful amount of gold. The squire is filled with jealousy and tries to sell his horse and ends up getting awarded with the old farmers turnip. This is a great story to teach kids not to be greedy with what they have. The old man worked hard to finally be awar [...]


  • This story is a wonderful traditional old English tale that takes place in a beautiful English countryside and teaches that good is rewarded and hard work pays off. It is the tale of a humble, hardworking farmer who goes to his garden to find that he has grown the biggest turnip in all the land. He takes the turnip to the King who gives him a wagon full of gold. Then the farmer’s arrogant, crotchety and jealous neighbor the squire feels slighted so he takes his prize horse to the king so he ca [...]


  • This story is a traditional English folktale and as the reader you immediately get that impression from the cover and pages of the book. The font that is used to tell the tale gives the book and old English feel and the images drawn by Wegner compliment the story and suit its context well. The moral of this tale is that hard work pays off and gets the best rewards. I agree with the rating that the Horn Book Guide gave this folktale as it is a wonderful story and the illustrations suitably comple [...]


  • A note in the book says that this is a traditional English tale retold by the author.In this story, a farmer grows an enormous turnip, but instead of having problems pulling it out of the ground, he has help from a block and tackle and other men, they pull it out, and he takes it to the king. The king gives him a cart full of gold in payment. His jealous neighbor, a squire, decides to take one of his nice horses to the king so he can get gold as well, but instead, the king rewards him with the e [...]


  • this is a cute little tale, with fun illustrations. I wish it was a larger size, but the size is good for a lap reading. This is a good book to put out for folk tales, for sharing, and for not being a green eyed monster.A farmer grows a huge turnip, gives it to the king and receives a bunch of gold for it. His rich neighbor wants a bunch of gold, so gives the king one of his fancy horses, for which the king gives him the huge turnip.


  • A Russian folktale of how it’s always nicer to have others helping you when you are struggling with a problem. I would use this to teach students teamwork and to never be afraid to ask for help.




  • Funny little tale about a farmer who grows a massive turnip and the rewards for humbly doing and giving your best.





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