The Trouble with Trollsby Jan Brett, Dena Wallenstein Neusner (Editor)
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.<P>"With the flavor of a Scandinavian folktalke, this engaging picture book has lots for little eyes to spy....Playful and funny, with a valiant female protagonist, this is a first-rate read, wintertime or anytime." --Booklist, starred review<P>* An IRA-CBC Children's Choice Book<br>* A Child Study Children's Book Committee Children's Book of the Year<br>* <i>Book Links</i> "A Few Good Books" of the Year<P>* A Picture Puffin <br>* Full-color illustrations <br>* 32 pages <br>* Ages 3-8
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- 9.06(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.36(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."
As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain," she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting."
Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."
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This book, with the beautiful illustrations, will entertain the children. My grandson loved the troll theme and was intrigued by the way the little girl handled a diificult situation. We both enjoyed the story and the creative art work.
This is one of my favorite Jan Brett books. Treva (the main character) is so clever and smart. My daughter (and sons) love it.
I recently thought of this book and was pleased to find it on Barnes and Noble. This book holds a lot of fond memories with my grandfather reading the "Trouble with Trolls." I can't wait to have it in my book collection again. You won't be dissapointed with this book it's a story for generations.
I absolutely love this book, as does my 3 yr old son. We highly recommend it! There is detail and thoughtfulness hidden within this story that emerged for me after several reads. It was so enjoyable to discover that the illustrations tell two additional tales about the trolls whereabouts and activities, as well as, the antics of a naughty hedgehog invader. Brett's creation of the fast thinking heroin 'Treva' also impressed me. Her method to 'trick the trolls' is so clever. My son and I often discuss what a 'clever' girl Treva is. Repeated reads of this book are enjoyable because the storyline is simple enough for my son yet sophisticated enough keep me interested. I find myself always searching to discover a new detail I had previously missed. Also, it's a perfect length.