Trouble with Trolls

ISBN: 0590472844
ISBN 13: 9780590472845
By: Jan Brett

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Reader's Thoughts

Grace Best-Page

Strong female protagonist, beautiful drawings, wonderful story - what in this universe is there not to love about this book?

Rachel Dalton

This is a great book to use when working on prediction because of the repetition of similar events. The illustrations also really show the emotions of the characters. I have always love Jan Brett books!


I used to use her illustrations as fodder for my imagination when I played in the woods near my house. Fond, fond memories.


Loving Jan Brett. Her stories are fantastically unique and the illustrations are so detailed. Beautiful snow filled pictures with lots of great characters, all my children love her books.

Linda Lipko

This is a book that made me smile. On her trek over the mountain to visit her cousin, young Treva had trouble with trolls. The nasty critters have dreamed of owning a dog. When they spied Treva and her dog, they just had to have her animal.Devising sneaky ways to grab Tuffi, increasingly Treva is successful in getting back her dog. When this game persists, clever Treva intelligently develops a plan to fool these snarky, snaggly trolls.Rich in beauty of incredible illustrations, and with a story line that is whimsical and wonderful, this is one of Jan Brett's best!


Another adorable story from Jan Brett. I had no idea that trolls were so into dogs, but the five of them in this story will stop at nothing to get Tuffi! They're not very good at holding onto her though, since they are easily distracted by clothing items... Poor stupid trolls!

Alix Mckee

I love all the detail in the illustrations of the troll's tree home. Jan Brett, as always, fun stories and immaculate illustrations that invite you to linger and imagine and search for hidden treasure.

Linda Lodding

This book is a gem for the illustrations alone! This remains a favorite of ours and now that I'm on a bit of a Troll-kick, I recently dig this one out of our shelves.


It was cool, and the trolls are staying there forever. If you go on top of Mount Baldy you might find them.


JEPIC-Bre Most delightful of Jan Brett's books-the secondary picture story along the bottom of the pages- of the hedgehog using the troll's underground tunnel house while the trolls are away causing havoc- makes a two in one storybook.Jan Brett's books always are like an I-Spy book-something hidden,can you find it?


Yet another book I read to a class. This one is one of my favorites from when I was a kid. I love the story and the illustrations.


The artwork is amazing--and I love that there are two different stories, one told n words and pictures in the main page and the other drawn in the margins. Sweet, nosey hedgehog.


Jan Brett is one of our family's favorite author/illustrators. The stories are winsome, and the art work is over-the-top. This one has a Scandinavian feel to it. There is so much detail that children will want to take time on each page finding the story within the story portrayed by the pictures. This is a beautiful, gift worthy book to share with your favorite child.

Paul Hardin

I really enjoy this book because it reminds me of when I was younger. My brother would read this story to me and make up different ways that the girl would try and out-smart the trolls. I would apply this same method to my classroom. I would present the students with a situation and have them come up with a solution as quickly as they could. I think this would add meaning to the story. Also, again with Jan Brett, children would get a great sense of what the girl was doing with the trolls. Her borders always have some sort of foreshadowing which is helpful for the students to look for context clues as to what might be coming later in the book.


This is a beautifully illustrated story of how a young girl outwits a bunch of trolls who want her dog.

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