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The toll-bridge troll / Patricia Rae Wolff ; illustrated by Kimberly Bulken Root.

By: Wolff, Patricia Rae.
Contributor(s): Root, Kimberly Bulcken [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego : Browndeer Press, c1995Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0152776656; 9780152776657; 0152010335; 9780152010331.Subject(s): Trolls -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Toll-bridge troll.; Online version:: Toll-bridge troll.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.W82126 | To 1995Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996Summary: A troll tries to prevent Trigg from crossing the bridge on the way to school only to be outwitted by the boy's riddles. Trigg outwits a troll who demands a toll for crossing the bridge that leads to Trigg's school. A fierce troll challenges a smart little boy in this book filled with funny riddles and rebus-like drawings. The swift, puckish story and its plucky hero will appeal tremendously, especially to the many children inspired to play toll-bridge by The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
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A troll tries to prevent Trigg from crossing the bridge on the way to school only to be outwitted by the boy's riddles. Trigg outwits a troll who demands a toll for crossing the bridge that leads to Trigg's school. A fierce troll challenges a smart little boy in this book filled with funny riddles and rebus-like drawings. The swift, puckish story and its plucky hero will appeal tremendously, especially to the many children inspired to play toll-bridge by The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996

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K-Gr 2‘Trigg's morning routine is fairly consistent. He gobbles his breakfast, grabs his books, and kisses his mother goodbye. He crosses a field, goes up a hill, and down a long road to a bridge, where an ugly troll lies in wait to collect a toll. Since Trigg does not have a penny to spend every time he goes to or from school, his only option is to outwit the greedy fellow. He proposes a riddle, tricks the troll, and crosses for free. As the days go by, the child thinks up some ingenious riddles, and the troll's mother (who also lives under the bridge) becomes increasingly digusted with her son's gullibility. He even lets Trigg whisper a riddle to him when he can't think one up himself, and is enraged when the boy knows the answer! Then one day, the troll's mother decides to send him along to school. Children will be impressed with and tickled by Trigg's clever thinking. The text is interspersed with small black-and-white rebuslike sketches, while the opposite page features full-color art. Root's characteristically earth-toned palette gives the story an air of mystery. She portrays the action with a modern child instead of the long-ago-and-far-away setting one might expect in such a story. A tale that's sure to leave imaginative youngsters glancing behind trees and under bushes on their way home from school!‘Lisa S. Murphy, formerly at Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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