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32 pages
Paw Prints Publishing
Meet Troll -- an underground bully who learns the power of words and empathy – in this gently powerful picture book just right for sharing and storytimes. Once, there was a scary troll with a scary voice and the scariest love for trolling the forest creatures that dared to come anywhere near him. Each day, he shouted nasty warnings to passersby, telling them to hurry along. But he never faced his victims, choosing instead to shout the obscenities from inside his cave. Then one day Troll comes face to face with one of those victims: a sweet little rabbit, who can't hear and, therefore, can’t understand Troll’s bullyish behavior. Suddenly, trolling isn’t as fun for Troll when the recipient is real…and defenseless. Join Troll as he learns the power of words to both empower and to harm and relish in his transformation from thug to friend as he embraces a new voice for love.
Author Bio
Frances Stickley grew up in Nottingham and Norwich, where she spent much of her time making up poems and dressing up her dog. She is a trained children’s literacy specialist and a primary school teacher who is happiest when she is covered in paint or stuck in a book. In 2017, Frances was the winner of the Bloomsbury and National Literacy Trust short story prize. She lives with her family and a big-eared dog called Babbage in the UK. When she is not writing, you’ll probably find her in a forest playing dragons with her daughters.