Home for Christmas by Jan Brett

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A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn't want to do his chores. Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for "the best Christmas ever."

Among the animals who take him in are an owl family, a mother bear and two rambunctious cubs, some playful river otters, a hungry lynx and a friendly moose family.

Jan Brett creates an irresistible, mischievous character that kids will recognize in themselves. Jan transports us to a glorious Scandinavian landscape where a beautiful fall turns into a magnificent snowy winter. Her signature borders depict the troll family missing Rollo, and animals as appealing as those found in The Mitten.

A warm, fun-loving Christmas picture book for families to share and love and laugh over together.

About Jan Brett

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Jan Brett (www.janbrett.com) is the beloved New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of many books for children. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.
Published November 1, 2011 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The snowy Scandinavian setting used in Brett's previous stories about trolls is again the backdrop for this latest Christmas offering from the beloved and prolific illustrator.

Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Home for Christmas

Publishers Weekly

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Inspired in part by the classic story of Ping, the adventurous young duck on the Yangtze River, Brett's (The Mitten) spirited, intricately illustrated tale centers on Daisy, the smallest of Mei Mei's six hens.

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Tired of being asked to do chores, Rollo, “a very wild troll,” runs away from home in Brett’s (The 3 Little Dassies) atmospheric holiday adventure.

Sep 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Home for Christmas

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