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Snow White and the Enormous Turnip

Snow White and the Enormous Turnip

by Hilary Robinson

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Most of us probably know the traditional story of Snow White and the seven dwarfs, especially with the success of the Disney movie. In this variation two stories have been combined; that of Snow White and that of the Enormous Turnip. It begins in the traditional manner with Snow White in the castle with her stepmother the Queen who has a magic mirror and frequently asks who the fairest maid of all is. When the mirror tells her that Snow White is much prettier, the Queen becomes very angry and tells the woodcutter to take Snow White out into the woods to let her die. But the woodcutter was kindhearted and he left her at the door of seven dwarves who took her in. Snow White planted seeds and worked in her garden every day. One turnip grew so large that she could not pull it out of the ground. In the meantime, the Queen learned that Snow White was still alive, so she disguised herself and went into the woods. She gave Snow White a poisoned apple tart, but the evil Queen was foiled when a handsome prince came riding along and kissed Snow White and helped her pull the turnip of out of the ground. In the end the married couple and the dwarves all celebrated with a turnip pie. The illustrations which clearly tell the story are done in a cartoon rather than realistic style. The closing page contains notes for adults as well as suggestions for activities before and after reading the book. "Tadpole Fairytales Jumbles" are designed for transitional and early fluent readers. They are dependent on the reader's knowledge of the original rhymes so they can appreciate the unique twist on the traditional tales. This is a Guided Reading Level E text. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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5.60(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
730L (what's this?)
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4 - 8 Years

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