Treva's trouble with trolls begins when she climbs Mount Baldy with her dog Tuffi. The trolls who live there long for a dog, and they try to kidnap him. But Treva is brave and quick-thinking. She outwits one troll after another until she reaches the very top of the mountain, where five trolls are waiting--and they want her dog! From underground to mountain peak, Jan Brett's story is filled with adventure and eye-catching detail.
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Jan Brett is the beloved author/illustrator of many award-winning picture books, including The Wild Christmas Reindeer, The Mitten, and most recently The New York Times bestseller, The Night before Christmas (all Putnam). She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 3-- Treva's trouble begins when she and her dog, Tuffi, go up Mount Baldy. She meets five white-haired trolls, all intent on taking Tuffi; they want a dog and have filled their underground burrow with the things such a pet would need. Quick-thinking Treva, using tactics worthy of Br'er Rabbit, convinces the trolls that her mittens, hat, sweater, etc., are much more important to her than a dog, but wins all her belongings back before she and Tuffi escape down the mountain. Obviously influenced by Scandinavian folklore, the story is appealing. With the fine details that have become her trademark, Brett tells two stories at the same time: the child's encounters with the trolls appear on the top three-fourths of each spread, and a cross-section of their abode occupies the bottom. A humorous subplot involves a curious hedgehog. Set against a wintery, snow-capped background, the saturated colors seem to jump off the page. As always, Brett does a remarkably realistic job of depicting clothing and the natural landscape. Less successful, however, are her renderings of Treva and Tuffi, who have a slightly frozen quality. But the trolls are a personable bunch and readers may hate to see them disappear at the end. Overall, a visually attractive and accessible book that's ideal for individual use, but also fun to share aloud. --Denise Anton Wright, Illinois State Univ . , Normal
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Book Description scholastic 1992, 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1ST PRINTING STATED Trade softcover Book NEAR FINE, clean copy no writing in or on book, binding is solid, no jacket issued. Bookseller Inventory # TWTJB
Book Description Puffin, UK, 1996. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus. A beautiful book with a Lapland version of the adventures of 'Little Black Sambo'. Full page colour illustrations by the author (text incorporated), a paperback, corners slightly bumped, vg. 4to, (32pp). Bookseller Inventory # 05L127
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