Janina Domanska 1981
The illustrations look almost like woodcuts and have a distinct folk art feel.
Vasily took the scythe and set out in search of work. After a time he came to a village surrounded by fields of clover. It was harvest time and the villagers were gathering the clover by hand. When they saw the stranger carrying an odd-looking blade attached to a pole, they were frightened. They had never before seen a scythe.
As Nikolai came up to the bonfire, his rooster suddenly crowed, "Cock-a-doodle-doo!"
"What's all this noise?" the people asked.
Nikolai saw that the sun was just coming up over the mountain. "My rooster is calling the sun up for you," he said.