The Runaway Troll
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The Runaway Troll

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Meet Samuel Blink. He's been sent to Norway, to live with an aunt and uncle he never knew he had. He has just started at a new school, where no one wants to be his friend. He is forced to eat Aunt Eda's horrible, stinky brown cheese. But just when Samuel thinks life couldn't get any worse . . . he finds a troll under the bed. A smelly, grotesque, lumpy-faced, bulbous-nosed, smelly, one-eyed troll, who's escaped from the terrifying Shadow Forest next to Aunt Eda's cottage. (Did I mention smelly?) A troll now being hunted down by an evil creature, who likes to kidnap and tortures trolls . . . and children. And who is heading towards Samuel's house right now . . .show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 303g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white
  • 0552555789
  • 9780552555784
  • 178,946

About Matt Haig

Matt Haig's first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England and The Radleys. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own'. His books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in York.show more

Review quote

"Children with a taste for magic and fantasy will find both - and a dollop of humour - in this second tale of Samuel Blink . . . this entertaining thriller oozes comedy and suspense in equal measure" * Daily Mail * "Fast, fun and furious action with a cast of humorous characters and creatures. A runaway hit" * TBK * "It is so good to have a children's book, full of fun and adventure . . . a well-judged adventure for young readers, told in a proper story-teller's voice. Hurrah!" * Carousel * ". . . thoroughly engaging and readable" * www.thebookbag.co.uk *show more

Review Text

"It is so good to have a children's book, full of fun and adventure . . . a well-judged adventure for young readers, told in a proper story-teller's voice. Hurrah!"show more

Back cover copy

Meet Samuel Blink. He's been sent to live with an aunt and uncle he never knew he had. He has just started at a new school, where no one wants to be his friend. He is forced to eat Aunt Eda's stinky brown cheese. Just when Samuel thinks life couldn't get any worse . . . he finds a troll under the bed. A smelly, grotesque, lumpy-faced, bulbous-nosed, one-eyed troll, who's escaped from the terrifying Shadow Forest. (Did I mention smelly?) A troll now being hunted by an evil creature, who likes to kidnap and torture trolls . . . and children. And who is heading towards Samuel's house right now . . . From the winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award 'This entertaining thriller oozes comedy and suspense in equal measure . . . Every right-thinking child will devour' Daily Mailshow more

Rating details

192 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 24% (47)
4 40% (76)
3 28% (54)
2 7% (13)
1 1% (2)
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