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The Giant Cabbage: An Alaska Folktale

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Moose discovers a very big cabbage in his garden that could win first prize at the Alaska State Fair. But there's a problem--it's so huge he can't lift it! An old Russian folktale inspired The Giant Cabbage, but this contemporary version showcases Alaska with vivid illustrations, adorable animal friends, and verbal twists and turns.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 4th 2003 by Sasquatch Books (first published 2003)
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Dolly
Mar 02, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an entertaining story that is based on the classic Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy story, Gigantic Turnip. I thought the cabbage theme was interesting and the story goes beyond the basics of the turnip tale to include a cabbage contest and a delicious meal afterward.

The narrative is entertaining and the illustrations are humorous. I loved the different animals and I enjoyed reading the author's note and the recipe at the end.
Monika
Nov 30, 2013 Monika rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on my blog, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall:

My 4-year-old's godmother went to Alaska this summer and brought back this book. (She finds the.best.books!). Chérie Stihler's The Giant Cabbage has quickly become one of our favorite picture books. Geared for ages 3-8, this Alaska folktale contains a repetitive, cumulative refrain kids immediately latch onto. I love the bold emphasis when describing the size of the cabbage. This teaches and reinforces vocabulary which helps children d
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Peggy
Sep 09, 2008 Peggy rated it really liked it
Grandma and Grandpa brought this one back from a trip to Alaska. I love it. The illustrations are fantastic and so much to the story. My kids think it's ok. Basically I think it was just a little too long and works better for maybe the 5-7 year old crowd.
Shannon
Sep 09, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
Loved the art -- the animals were fantastic -- but the book seemed just a squeak overlong. I haven't read this one aloud, so I can't confirm that kids would feel that way.
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