The Happy Troll

By Max Bolliger; Peter Sís (Illustrator); Nina Ignatowicz (Translator)
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805069822, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 12, 2005

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Description

Trolls from far and wide came to hear Gus sing.
His singing made them happy.

The tale of a troll who learns the hard way that riches don't bring happiness

In exchange for Gus's songs, the trolls brought him crunchy nuts and juicy berries. As a special treat they brought him a shiny pebble from the bottom of the brook. Gus was happy. Then one day he saw a gold ring on the toe of a raven. Owning that ring, Gus decided, was the only thing that would make his happiness complete.

New illustrations and a new jacket by Peter Sís illuminate Max Bolliger's timeless classic tale.




About the Author

Max Bolliger was born in Schwanden, a picturesque village in the Swiss Alps. He is the beloved author of many stories for children and Bible retellings. Mr. Bolliger once said about his writing, "I not only wish to understand the child but to be understood by him."

Peter Sís was born in Czechoslovakia and now lives in New York with his wife and two children. He is the recipient of a 2003 MacArthur Fellowship and the internationally renowned creator of such books as Tibet Through the Red Box and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, which have both received the Caldecott Honor Medal.

Visit Peter Sís at his website: www.petersis.com

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