Sister Bear: A Norse Tale
by Jane Yolen (Author) and Linda Graves (Illustrator))
Booktalk: There was a young girl named Halva up in Finnmark who found a white bear cub alone in the woods… Halva takes the cub home, where they name her Sister Bear. Halva decides to show off Sister Bear to the king of Denmark. But on their journey, they run into trouble with some big, ugly, hungry trolls,
Snippet: And down the mountains, like giant shadows, marched the trolls, a huge family of them. Some were so large their heads scraped the trees. Some were so small they were the size of pigs. Some had long twisty tails and some had no tails at all. However, each one had a great long nose and great green teeth and breath that could fell an ox, had an ox been around to smell them.
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