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Tania's Trolls

Peters, Lisa Westberg

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ISBN 10: 1559700408 / ISBN 13: 9781559700405
Published by Little Brown & Co (Juv), 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by Author 1559700408 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is Good Plus, with minor shelfwear and a small tear (with previous fold) along the lower rear edge. Now attractively protected in mylar. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Illustrator (Sharon Wooding), and with the following inscription in her hand: "1989 For Sasha-Who recognized my dancers-Love, Sharon Wooding". She has also included a hand drawn illustration of the character. Bookseller Inventory # 003838

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Title: Tania's Trolls

Publisher: Little Brown & Co (Juv)

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Jacket present as described

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

About this title


A formidable grandmother helps young Tania overcome her stage fright.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-6-- Nervous about the spring piano recital in which she is to play Greig's "In the Hall of the Mountain King," Tania looks forward to a visit from her grandmother, her first piano teacher. But when she arrives, Grandmother seems distant and critical, no longer the reassuring refuge Tania remembers. As she prepares for the recital during the week, Tania learns new things about her grandmother and, more importantly, about herself. Despite its brevity, the story has a quiet intensity generated by the conflict between the well-realized characters of Tania and her grandmother. Peters writes of those things that are passed between generations, and those that readers must learn for themselves. The troll motif is used skillfully to echo the theme of the story. The trolls in Greig's music remind Tania of the stories her grandmother used to tell her; they also play their part in symbolizing for her the struggle she must go through and the emotions she feels as she plays the piano. This warm, easily read family story moves forward in a mixture of action, introspection, and humor to a satisfying conclusion. Wooding's shaded black-and-white pencil illustrations reinforce the mood of the story while adding a further dimension to Peters' characterizations. --Ruth S. Vose, San Francisco Pub . Lib .
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