#25: Grandfather’s Turnip Seed

This story, perfect for autumn, has been adapted from the Russian folktale, ‘The Turnip’.  In this retelling of the story, grandfather plants a turnip seed in the spring hoping to harvest a big turnip in the autumn so that he can make delicious turnip soup.  The turnip grew and grew, in fact it grew so big that grandfather couldn’t pull it out of the ground by himself.  He calls grandmother, who calls granddaughter, who calls the dog, who calls the cat who calls the mouse and then they are able to pull the turnip out.

Recommended for ages 2 to 6