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As her cousin Duke - the bully of Blue Wing, Minnesota - dangles her precariously from a steel bridge 20 feet above the flood-swollen Mississippi, Claire doesn't expect to softly land on a passing boat or to see Duke floundering in the river. And yet as these unlikely events - and more - suddenly begin to happen, some in the sleepy river town don't seem at all surprised.

But when a rhino's horn suddenly sprouts from Duke's face and his parents turn to stone, 12-year-old Claire decides to take action. Tracking down trolls and convincing them to reverse a curse, however, may not be as easy as she thinks.

©2006 Joseph Helgerson; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC

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"Tongue-in-cheek humor brings a delightful zing to the playfully inventive storytelling and fast-paced plot....A new Mississippi River fable has been born." (School Library Journal)

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a hidden gem

very creative story written around an incident of bullying. nothing scary or inappropriate. my children and i have come back to this book many times over the years. i highly recommend.