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BC Books
Publication Date
15 October 2015
Available for Sale
Age Range
3 - 5

Here Come the Trolls

'[W]ith its gentle rhyming and rolling rhythm, this has a retro feel that seems to evoke both Dr Seuss and Maurice Sendak at the same time. Naughty, rather than nasty; magical rather than monstrous' - Vicky Allan, Herald

'The children had a ball and are still talking about the fun they had today. I look forward to hearing from you on the new release of your next book' - Rosalind Veneroni (Headmistress, Grange Primary). Another teachers said, 'It was Fantastic!'

Through gaps in the roof
                we didn’t repair
through cracks in the walls
                we pretended weren’t there . . .

. . . the trolls have come creeping
while we were all sleeping.

Trolls on your chair, trolls in your bed –
is anything worse than a troll on your head?

What happens when your house is invaded by trolls – mischievous creatures who do nothing but cause havoc and mayhem? Find out in this zany and charming book which tells you how to get rid of them for good and make your house a troll-free zone!

Ron Butlin is an award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer and librettist whose works have been translated into many languages. He regularly gives creative writing workshops in schools, and was Edinburgh Makar from 2008 to 2014.

James Hutcheson is Creative Director at Birlinn. He has been designing books, book jackets and album covers for many years.


1 Most useful customer reviews (see all reviews):
Bert Weedon
Nov 3, 2015
Might just be me, but I thought this book a splendid origin story, letting all of us know where 'Trolls' really get their 'nom de plume' . . . :)

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