The Tickel Troll

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About the author:
John Swanson has been writing for over 20 years, producing numerous works in the screenplay, short story, novella, children's story, poetry and song formats. A small town, Midwestern father of two, at bed time he would sometimes make up stories on the spot for his children instead of reading one from their numerous books. The Tickel Troll is one of those stories.

The Tickel Troll

Authored by John E. Swanson
Illustrated by Keith Benson

A troll has decided to live under a bridge over the Tickel River, and the villagers nearby are afraid. Their first thought is to make him leave by force, but one of them thinks they should try a different approach. How will they choose to handle the problem?
Come take a trip to the land of Qwee, where stereo types will be broken, unfounded fears allayed, and the treasure of play discovered. Beginning like a fairy tale, ending in bouncing rhymes, enjoy a story that encourages a loving playfulness with positive messages.
The Tickel Troll is meant to be an interactive book between adult and child (ages 4-12), reader and listener. While all will be prompted to inquire about some of the uncommon, but not complex words, it also encourages a loving, physical playfulness while being read. Our goal was to hopefully produce a future classic whose original pictures contain subtle hidden clues and a writing style that changes with the mood of the story.
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Publication Date:
1530037360 / 9781530037360
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, & Fables / General

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