The Troll With No Heart in His Body by Lise Lunge-Larsen & Betsy Bowen

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As tall as trees and as ancient and rugged as the Norwegian landscape from which they come, trolls are some of lore's most fascinating and varied creatures. Some live under bridges, others deep inside caves. They can carry their heads under their arms or hide their hearts inside wells. They can walk across oceans and fly over mountains. Trees and shrubs may grow from their heads, and their noses can be long enough to stir soup. There are troll hags, troll daughters, and elderly, shrunken trolls. Old or young, they are quarrelsome, ugly, and boastful, and they love to trick princesses and children. To defeat them, children must rely on the strengths of their humanity-persistence, kindness, pluck, and willingness to heed good advice

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Lise Lunge-Larsen is an award-winning author and a professional storyteller. Born and raised in Norway, she lives with her family in the hills of Duluth, Minnesota. Betsy Bowen is the author-illustrator of several books for children. Reviewers have described her distinctive woodcuts as bold, rich and handsome. The mother of three sons, she has lived with her family on the rugged north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota for more than thirty years.
Published September 27, 1999 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Fiction

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and everyone knows what happens to the menacing bridge-dweller in “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” In the one exception, “The Handshake,” three trolls greet a stray horse’s owner with a prank, but part on friendly terms with man and animal.

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