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Home for Christmas
by Jan Brett


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780399256530
  • ISBN-10: 0399256539
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-5
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 10.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent

 
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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.)

 
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