Hamilton Troll and the Big Race

Hamilton Troll and the Big Race

How to be a good sport - congratulate the winner!

Emotions run high when Starlit challenges Hamilton to a race. Hamilton’s certain he can’t lose and Starlit’s sure she’ll win.

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About the Book

Emotions run high when Starlit challenges Hamilton to a race. Hamilton’s certain he can’t lose and Starlit’s sure she’ll win. The characters plan a course that takes the trolls through Hamilton’s world. It’s an action-packed race. Yet that’s when the story takes an unexpected turn. In every good race there will be a winner and a loser. This is an important life-lesson on how to be happy even when you’re sad.

Series: Hamilton Troll, Book 12
Genres: Children's, Educational
Tags: Award-Winning Books, Best Sellers, Children: Ages 4-7 Years, Recommended Books, Rhyming | Poetry
Publisher: Erin Go Bragh Publishing
Publication Year: 2012
Format: Hardback
Length: 52
Narrator: Cat Lookabaugh
Illustrator: Leigh A. Klug, Carol W. Bryant
ISBN: 9781941345276
List Price: HB $15.95 | PB $9.95
eBook Price: $4.99
Audiobook Price: $3.49
Hamilton Troll and the Big Race by Kathleen J. Shields is an adorable story for children that revolves around Hamilton, the troll. In this book, Starlit challenges Hamilton to a race. Hamilton is sure he will win and Starlit is sure she will defeat Hamilton in the race. The race is important to Starlit as she wants to prove to Hamilton that all the stories and adventures she has told him are true. They are neck to neck in the race and Hamilton is sure he is going to win. Things don’t go the way he expected and Hamilton is angry and upset. Pink Light Sprite comes to him and gives him some important lessons that change the way he thinks about his loss. The story conveys important life lessons to young readers which are useful and helpful in their day-to-day lives. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they breathe life into the characters and the scenes, making them vivid. The two main characters, Hamilton and Starlit, are real and relatable and readers can connect well with their emotions. It’s an excellent bedtime storybook and can be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Reading this book also enhances the vocabulary of young readers as it teaches them new words. Books like this are always good for children as they understand the concept, message, and thought with clarity when these are expressed via a story and illustrations. I would recommend having this book in one’s personal collection as the story can be read again and again.
This story came just in time for my little Justin as he needed to learn this lesson. Great story!
– Sandra
I can not wait to try buy the other books. If they are anything like this one, this is an amazing series. The Big race was so well written, the illustrations colorful and the message – just perfect. Wow!
– Maureen
From a parents viewpoint when every child gets a trophy after a game (even the team that didn’t win) this story is a breath of fresh air! Thank you to the author Kathleen for writing a story that will teach a lesson!
– Joe
About the Author
Kathleen J. Shields

Kathleen J. Shields is an award-winning author having won First Place Best Educational Children’s Series from the Texas Association of Authors for “The Hamilton Troll Adventures”. The Hamilton Troll series is educational and inspirational, teaching young children social skills, animal characteristics and how to handle real-life situations.

While awaiting illustrations, Shields’ writes chapter books for Tweens. While still infusing education into each story, Kathleen endeavors to entertain young readers, igniting a desire to read that will span a lifetime.

Shields’ also runs a website and graphic design company called Kathleen’s Graphics. She designs colorful, eye-catching websites, logos and advertisements for businesses and authors. She enjoys being challenged to learn new things.

Additionally, Kathleen writes an inspirational and educational blog regarding her endeavors as an author as well as a business woman and Christian. Her views are always light-hearted and thought-provoking and are intended to get the reader thinking.

For more information about the author, and her books, please visit: www.KathleensBooks.com or follow her blog at: www.KathleenJShields.com