d'Aulaires' Trolls

d'Aulaires' Trolls

By: Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, Ingri d'Aulaire
Published by: Doubleday & Company, Inc
Publication Date: 1972

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There are many kinds of trolls: mountain trolls, forest trolls, water trolls, trolls with one head, trolls with three heads, trolls with twelve heads. Most of them were bachelors and lived by their lonely selves, others had wives, who were as ungainly as their husbands. Some kept cats, large black troll-cats with gleaming eyes. They had troll-cocks too, with green and purple feathers. And in their stables, deep in the mountains, stood their troll-steeds; they were huge and so fierce that flames spurted from their nostrils.

In their own unique style, the d'Aulaires have created a wonderful new picture book about those strange long-ago inhabitants of the wild Norwegian mountains—the trolls. Although, say the d'Aulaire's no trolls have been seen for over a hundred years now, it is difficult to believe that the drawings in this book weren't made from life. For the power and vitality of these "creatures of darkness" springs from every page.

This is vintage d'Aulaire. A book which has the very essence of childhood magic—the creative quality of storytelling which is as old as the human race.

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