Troll Bridge

A Rock'n' Roll Fairy Tale

Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

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A wicked adventure—or deadly…trollble
 
For sixteen-year-old harpist prodigy Moira, the annual Dairy Princess event in Vanderby is just another lame publicity “op.” Moira a dairy princess? Get real. Twelve girls have been selected to have their likeness carved in butter and displayed on the Trollholm Bridge. It’s a Vanderby State Fair tradition that has been going on for, like, ever.As far as Moira is concerned, the sooner it’s over with the butter—er—better.
 
About the same time and not far away, three brothers—members of the sensationally popular teen boy band The Griffsons—are in the middle of a much needed road trip to relax from the pressures of their latest tour.
 
In a flash, however, the kids are suddenly transported to a strange and mystical wilderness where they find themselves in the middle of a deadly tug-of-war struggle between a magical fox named Fossegrim and the monstrous troll Aenmarr of Austraegir. At the heart of the feud is a battle for possession of a mysterious magical fiddle--and an ancient compact between Trollholm and the outer world.
 
Whatever. All Moira cares about is that eleven of her fellow princesses have been enchanted into a slumber and Moira needs to figure out a way to awaken them…and get home.
 
Unfortunately for Moira and the Griffsons, nothing in Trollholm is as it seems. Finding a way out of Trollholm may be a lot more difficult than they think.

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Chapter One

Moira

The regular Tuesday rehearsal had taken longer than planned because the trombone section had made a hash of their parts. It was already four thirty and Moira was furious. She banged her fist on the steering wheel. She was supposed to be in Vanderby by seven and in her Dairy Princess finery. Yet here she was, not even out of the Twin Cities, fighting traffic, and still in her jeans.

Trombonists are the worst! she thought. Then she spoke her anger aloud: “If I can practice a full solo to perfection while going to high school---carrying a 4.

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 “Drawing elements from ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff,’ [Yolen and Stemple] give folklore a modern spin in an entertaining tale.”—Booklist on Troll Bridge
 
“Fairy tale fantasy master Yolen teams up with her son Stemple to offer an entertaining and engaging story.”—VOYA on Troll Bridge

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Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

Jane Yolen is one of the most distinguished and successful authors for young readers and adults in the country. She is the author of more than 200 books--including Briar Rose, Sister Light, Sister Dark, Owl Moon, and the immensely popular The Devil's Arithmetic. Her books have won awards including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Jewish Book Award, and two Christopher Medals. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Adam Stemple is a musician and writer, and the son of Jane Yolen. He lives with his wife and children in Minneapolis.

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Troll Bridge
A Rock'n' Roll Fairy Tale
Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
June 2007
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765352842
ISBN10: 0765352842
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$5.99
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