Catanese, P.W. The Brave Apprentice.

Author:Root, Deirdre
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

CATANESE, P.W. The brave apprentice. Simon & Schuster. 224p. c2005. 0-689-87174-0. $4.99. J

Patch is just a mild-mannered tailor's apprentice, but when his friend Osbert is threatened by a troll, he manages to slay the evil (if elderly) beast, becoming a village hero. So great is his fame that the King himself calls Patch to his castle to advise him on how to defeat an entire army of trolls that have come down from their hills and are threatening the Kingdom. But Patch's triumph over the troll was more or less a fluke;...

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