TROUBLE WITH TROLLS by Jan Brett

TROUBLE WITH TROLLS

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Treva and her dog Tuffi are setting out over the mountain when a small, engaging troll tries to kidnap Tuffi. Quick-witted Treva gets him to take her mittens instead, only to confront another dog-loving troll--who is satisfied with Treva's hat. So it goes until, on the mountaintop, Treva tricks the trolls into giving back her things, and--dog in arms--``flies'' on her skis, down the mountain and out of reach. It's a beguiling variant of the lost clothes theme that made Little Black Sambo so popular (without, of course, its less fortunate qualities); as an added attraction, the troll's underground mÇnage provides a charmingly detailed border and an amiable subplot suggesting that the trolls will soon find a more suitable pet. Nicely plotted, with unusually imaginative and appealing illustrations featuring Norwegian folk art motifs, rendered with verve and exquisite care. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1992
ISBN: 0-399-22336-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1992




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