Trouble with Trolls

Trouble with Trolls

by Jan Brett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698117914
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 37,738
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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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The Trouble with Trolls 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
wturnbull06 on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This is a good example of fantasy because there is a girl that is haveing problems with trools wanting her dog and how she tricks them but this wouldnt happen in real life. Plot: the suspense in the plot keeps you interested becasue you want to know what she going to do to trick the trolls each time and if she going to make it to her cousins house. Madia: Mixed media
jessy555 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Critique of Genre: This is a cute example of fantasy because this girl, who is travelling to see her friend on the other side of the mountain, keeps encountering these trolls who are trying to steal her dog. She is smarter than the trolls, however and talks them out of taking her dog one my one until she is free to ¿fly¿ away on her skis.Media: Acrylics
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
montanamom More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Jan Brett books. Treva (the main character) is so clever and smart. My daughter (and sons) love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.