For all his trollish ways, Young Troll was very curious about people--so curious that when he heard some of them making new plans to sail to the New World, he decided that a new world was just the place for him: a new world called Kentucky. For all we know, Young Troll may be there still. Full-color illustrations.For all his trollish ways, Young Troll was very curious about people--so curious that when he heard some of them making new plans to sail to the New World, he decided that a new world was just the place for him: a new world called Kentucky. For all we know, Young Troll may be there still. Full-color illustrations.Read Less
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Dodson, Bert. Near Fine in Very Good- jacket. 10" x 8" Interior in fine condition; extremely light cover corner rub. o/w fine cover. Jacket has three small nicely taped tears and light creasing. First Edition; first printing. A Swedish troll (with his magic powder) emigrates to Kentucky and tries to live there in disguise among the humans.
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, New York, NY
Publishers Weekly, 1993-03-08 This diverting and unusual tale stars, of all things, a Swedish troll who journeys to frontier America. Endeavoring to make a life among the folks in his new Kentucky home, Young Troll disguises himself as a man, acquires material goods and pines for a wife. Narrated in a droll and gentle style that falls pleasantly on the ear, Havill's ( Jamaica's Find ) somewhat lengthy saga possesses many of the ingredients of a homespun folktale: the pretty country lass who catches Young Troll's eye, the magic powder that allows the hero to churn unsurpassed butter, the townsfolk who mass in search of the troll after his magic goes awry. These discrete elements, however, never build to a satisfying climax--instead, the thwarted protagonist simply withdraws from society, concluding that people and trolls were never intended to mix. Dodson's ( Supergrandpa ) illustrations portray a suitably ugly--and occasionally oddly appealing--title character, but ultimately, apart from a certain cuteness, lack a distinguishing style. Ages 5-up. (Mar.)
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