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From best-selling author and illustrator Tomie dePaola comes this folktale of a determined and self-reliant troll learning the importance of being true to yourself.
Helga, a troll, must somehow acquire a dowry with which to marry or, by the god Odin’s command, be doomed to wander the earth forever. After Lars, her true love, is tempted away from her side by a rich dowry, Helga decides to go and earn a dowry of her own! Her cleverness, humor, and insight into people help her stand on her own two feet and be loved for who she is.
About the Author
Tomie dePaola is the author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. He receive a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona and a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmont Avenue. He is also the recipient of the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature. He lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his website at www.tomie.com.