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Troll Tales and Other Stories from Grandma's Cottage

Oscar and Otto

Oscar and Otto

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Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2023 Finalist
Readers' Choice Book Awards 2023 Finalist
1st place, Children's Adventure & 1st place, Children's Illustrations, Firebird Book Awards, 4th Qtr 2023
Honorable Mention, Picture Books, Royal Dragonfly Awards 2023
Story Monster Approved Awards Finalist, 2024

Oscar once again makes a big splash when a newcomer moves in from across the pond. Find out if he sinks or swims as he tries to trap a tricky trout!

Everyone knows that trolls love to fish. But when a newcomer moves into the lake, Oscar tries to find a way to catch this tricky trout. A rivalry develops between the Oscar and Otto, until one day it goes too far. How could they ever overcome their differences? This is a story about overcoming differences and finding friendship in surprising ways.

“The two wily characters, well depicted in both Cetas’ prose and Kose’s gentle cartoon illustrations, will have readers delighted that neither loses in the end.” – Kirkus Reviews (2022)

 A cleverly plotted battle of wills story between a trickster fish and a very determined troll. The Wishing Shelf (2023)

The book demonstrates the importance of friendship, kindness, and supporting others when they are in need. Young children will enjoy the fun scenes of Oscar repeatedly falling in the lake and will root for the fish as he evades the troll’s capture. Star Rating: 5 Stars” – Readers’ Choice Book Awards (2023)

A sweetly written, energetic story filled with fun characters.” - The Wishing Shelf Book Awards (2024

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Meet the Author

Betty Cetas enjoys traveling and has visited many places around the world. She especially loves the log cottage she bought in the remote woods of Finland, where she spent summers with her family and friends, telling fanciful stories of a provincial troll, a shy moose, and an impish fish. She and her husband, and their little dog, Jesse, live most of the year in Tucson, AZ and summer in the woods of northern AZ.