The Great Big Enormous Turnip

by

Alexi Tolstoy

Parts(9):    Narrator 1        Narrator 2        Narrator 3        Old Man         Old Woman  
             Granddaughter     Dog               Cat               Mouse 
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Narrator 1:  Once upon a time an old man planted a little turnip.

Narrator 2:  And the old man spoke to his little turnip...

Old Man:     Grow, grow little turnip. Grow Sweet. Grow, grow little turnip. Grow strong.

Narrator 3:  And the turnip grew sweet and strong and big and...

All:         ENORMOUS.

Narrator 1:  Then one day the old man went to pull up his enormous turnip.

Narrator 2:  He pulled and he pulled.

All:         But he could not pull it up.

Narrator 3:  So the old man called out to the old woman.

Old Man:     Come and help me pull up my big, sweet, strong, and enormous turnip.

Narrator 1:  So the old woman pulled the old man, and the old man pulled the turnip.

Narrator 2:  They pulled and pulled again.

All:         But they could not pull it up.

Narrator 3:  The old woman called out to the granddaughter...

Old Woman:   Come and help us pull up this big, sweet, strong and enormous turnip.

Narrator 1:  So the granddaughter pulled the old woman.

Narrator 2:  And the old woman pulled the old man.

Narrator 3:  And the old man pulled the turnip.

Narrator 1:  They pulled and pulled again.

All:         But they could not pull it up.

Narrator 2:  The granddaughter called out to the big black dog...

Granddaughter: Come and help us pull out this big, sweet, strong and enormous turnip.

Narrator 3:  So the dog pulled the granddaughter.

Narrator 1:  And the granddaughter pulled the old woman.

Narrator 2:  And the old woman pulled the old man.

Narrator 3:  And the old man pulled the turnip.

Narrator 1:  They pulled and pulled again.

All:         But they could not pull it up.

Narrator 2:  The dog called out to the lazy brown cat...

Dog:         Come and help us pull out this big, sweet, strong and enormous turnip.

Narrator 3:  So the cat pulled the dog.

Narrator 1:  And the dog pulled the granddaughter.

Narrator 2:  And the granddaughter pulled the old woman.

Narrator 3:  And the old woman pulled the old man.

Narrator 1:  And the old man pulled the turnip.

Narrator 2:  They pulled and pulled again.

All:         But they could not pull it up.

Narrator 3:  The cat called out to a wee little mouse...

Cat:         Come and help us pull out this big, sweet, strong and enormous turnip.

Narrator 1:  So the mouse pulled the cat.

Narrator 2:  And the cat pulled the dog.

Narrator 3:  And the dog pulled the granddaughter.

Narrator 1:  And the granddaughter pulled the old woman.

Narrator 2:  And the old woman pulled the old man.

Narrator 3:  And the old man pulled the turnip.

Narrator 1:  They pulled and pulled again.

Mouse:       And you know what happened to that great big enormous turnip?

All:         No! Please tell us!

Mouse:       Well...it came UP, of course!

All:        (sighing) WHEW! THE END!
Scripted by Lisa Blau