Boots and the Glass Mountain by Claire Martin

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Boots saves his father's fields from the ravages of the trolls' wild stallions, and with their help, he rides up the glass mountain and wins the princess's hand.
 

About Claire Martin

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Claire Martin is a staff writer at the "Denver Post." Her writing has won national and regional awards, and has appeared in publications such as the "St. Petersburg Times, Good Housekeeping," and "Sunset" magazine. She lives in Denver with her husband and her two daughters, both of whom were breastfed. Gennady Spirin was born near Moscow in the former Soviet Union. His delicate watercolor illustrations echo the great masters of the Renaissance. Mr. Spirin has received four gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, the Golden Apple from the Bratislava International Biennial, and First Prize at both the Bologna and Barcelona International Book Fairs, and has appeared on The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year list four times.
 
Published June 1, 1992 by Dial. 320 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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A restructuring of Asbjornsen and Moe's ``The Princess on the Glass Hill.'' Martin modernizes the language, prunes descriptions and repetitions, and adds unnecessary explanations, a romantic source for Boots's tinderbox, and the threat of a troll groom if the princess's suitors fail.

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Forced by his brothers to guard the crops on Midsummer's Night (when the trolls descend), Boots discovers and tames dazzling steeds bedecked--in successive years--in copper, silver and gold.

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