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Thrill in the 'Ville

Written by Patsi B. Trollinger

Illustrated by Elizabeth Thompson



Thrill in the 'Ville


Doug Alverton's life revolves around soccer. It's no wonder his daily routine is upended when a presidential debate comes to town, complete with Secret Service agents, national news trucks, and the accompanying uproar. The results are hilarious, and before the event is over, the sixth grader must make a choice — soccer or politics. Before long, Doug is ready to cast his vote!

In this romp of a story set in a small Kentucky town, an All-American boy gets a new perspective on democracy.


ISBN  9780983610618

Softcover, 128 pages, illustrated

Recommended for ages 8 - 12

Retail: $6.99    Order Online






"A sixth-grade boy, whose quiet life is centered on playing soccer, has his world disrupted when his small college town is chosen to host a presidential election debate. The effects are humorous and well drawn. The political awakening of a bright young boy is a most timely story."
-Blue Marble Books, Fort Thomas, Kentucky



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Schools and libraries may fax a purchase order to 859-332-7940.

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Patsi Trollinger, author of Perfect Timing

Patsi B. Trollinger knows about the hoopla that is part of a major political event. She hosted the media hall for the 2000 Vice Presidential debate held at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Now writing full time for young readers, Trollinger is happy to watch from the sidelines as another debate comes to Danville during the 2012 campaign season.

Trollinger is the author of Perfect Timing, which was honored as a Junior Library Guild selection. This picture book biography tells the story of Isaac Murphy, who rose from a childhood in slavery to become one of the nation’s first sports superstars.  Read more about Patsi at her website.


Elizabeth Thompson loves telling stories, whether they are expressed through the medium of writing or through visual art. A native of Danville, Kentucky and a graduate of Centre College, she experienced the 2000 Vice Presidential debate as a middle school student.

Read more about Elizabeth at her website.


Also by Patsi Trollinger and Benjamin Press

Perfect Timing Isaac Murphy



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