Vole and Troll by Iza Trapani

They say music is the universal language. Has music ever changed you?

The Picture Book of the Week is Vole and Troll, written and illustrated by Iza Trapani.

About the Book:

Vole and Troll is a re-imagining of troll under a bridge stories. In this version, vole wants to cross a bridge to get to the tastiest grass in the valley. Troll demands a toll or he will eat vole, his favorite food. Vole tries to distract troll by singing him nursery rhymes. He succeeds. He tricks troll and gets to the grassy knoll, but that is not the end.

Watch the author, Iza Trapani, talk more about her book:

Writing Exercise:

In this story, music was important to both vole and troll. Think about something that is important to you. Write a song about it. It can rhyme, but it doesn’t have to

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I would love to hear your stories. If you are willing to share, please send stories to stories@alicia-salazar.com.

Happy writing!



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