De Paola, Tomie Helga's Dowry: A Troll Love Story
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1977 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket
Illustrated by De Paola, Tomie
Boards bowed, corners slightly scuffed. Pictorial cover (no jacket as issued). A bright, attractive copy.
"Helga was the loveliest Troll in three parishes. But, alas, having been orphaned as a Troll Child, she was also the poorest. So when Handsome Lars asked for her hand in marriage, Helga said, 'But Lars, I don't have a dowry. How can we marry without one? It is the law.'" Young readers will love the unexpected ending.
Age Level: Preschool Read Aloud and Grades 1-3; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall