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Hester, Denia Lewis

Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic. Though transported from its Russian "roots" to an American backyard garden, this tale of the recalcitrant turnip ("that big 'ol turnip would not budge") finally pulled up by the smallest character is enjoyable. Vibrant, energetic illustrations and simple text make this soul-food variation a good choice to serve up for storytelling.

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