Elisabeth and the Water-Troll (First Edition Hardcover)
This is a first edition hardcover published by Harper Collins.
In this old, old well, older than memory, there lives a terrible water-troll. He is so terrible that the villagers call the well Despair. Nobody comes to that well - except a small girl, Elisabeth, weeping for the loss of her mother.
When the troll, who understands loneliness, decides to rescue Elisabeth from her grief, he sets in motion all the forces of fear, rage, and ignorance waiting to erupt in the village.
Walter Wangerin has written an extraordinary tale of the power of love and trust in the face of cowardice and foolishness. Deborah Healy's art is a perfect mirror for the rich complexity of this moving story.