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- More About Home for Christmas by Jan BrettOverviewRollo the troll is tired of chores, but after spending time on the tundra with various animal families, from owls to moose, he realizes that he wants to be home for Christmas even if that means behaving himself. 32 pp. 150,000 print. (Children's 4-8)
- ISBN-13: 9780399256530
- ISBN-10: 0399256539
- Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
- Publish Date: October 2011
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 3-5
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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-09-26
- Reviewer: Staff
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. Set in the mountains of Sweden, the book introduces a cast of naturalistic woodland animals, portrayed in intricate detail in Brett’s watercolor and gouache paintings. As Rollo befriends various animal families (that more or less tolerate his presence), borders resembling birch bark depict the goings-on back home, where his family obviously misses him, and preview which creatures he will next encounter. The reformed Rollo’s homecoming, just in time for Christmas celebrations, is foregone yet no less heartwarming. Ages 3–5. (Nov.)