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Name:  Patricia Rae Wolff  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;


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Wolff lives in Glen Ellyn.

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The Toll-Bridge Troll Book and Audiocassette Tape Set (Paperback Book and Audio Cassette Tape)

Scholastic Book Clubs Softcover Book and Audiocassette Tape. 1996

A classic fairy-tale scenario is updated here. Trigg is a modern little boy in blue jeans and sneakers, but his path to school every day takes him over a bridge possessed by an old-fashioned troll. When the troll demands the customary toll, Trigg decides to outwit him by using riddles. Wolff's text is fluid and playful and filled with riddles that will be familiar to readers. Root's attractive pen-and-watercolor paintings gracefully blend quaint and contemporary elements in an oversize format. A fun choice kids will enjoy knowing the jokes and laugh when the troll decides to join Trigg at school so he can become smart, too.

Cackle Cook's Monster Stew (Family Storytime)
ISBN: 0307106829

Golden Books. 2001

Although Cackle Cook's pet monster hates gathering the ingredients, from ape hair to zombie clump, for her world-famous monster stew, he loves to eat it.

A New Improved Santa
ISBN: 0439352495

Orchard. 2002

Readers of all ages will delight in this hilarious holiday tale about remaining true to yourself.

It's a New Year's resolution - a brand new Santa. But do kids really want a slimmer, hipper, cyber Santa? He seems to think so, and gets to work on his resolution to slim down, pump-up and become more fashion forward. Mrs. Claus patiently watches Santa go through his mid-life crisis while preparing the North Pole for a traditional holiday. His new look isn't exactly a hit and on Christmas Eve when he "climbs into his old-fashioned sleigh, dressed in his old-fashioned way" he's learned a valuable lesson. A new, improved Santa is one who is true to himself and to the spirit of Christmas.


Wolff is the winner of an IRA Children's Choice Award, a Storytelling World Award, and several state reading awards.

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