Publisher description for The terrible troll-bird / by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire.

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Filled with vibrant illustrations and telling a story of childhood ingenuity and bravery, The Terrible Troll-Bird is a delightful companion to Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaires’ more comprehensive books of Norwegian folklore, D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths and D’Aulaires’ Book of Trolls.

The Troll Bird (who looks like nothing so much as a gargantuan rooster) is a fierce and frightening kidnapper of the villagers’ livestock and pets. That is, he was until he set his beady eyes on Blakken, the beloved horse of Ola, Lina, Sina, and Trina. From that point on, the bird’s terrible days of terrorizing are numbered, and it’s not long before the whole village is celebrating his demise at a feast attended by even the shy hulder-maiden sprites. All the celebrating is cut short, though, by the appearance of two trolls even more horrible than the Troll Bird, who threaten to steal all the cottages they can to use as toys for their troll children. Luckily, even little children can outwit old trolls, and Ola and his sisters figure out a way to save the day yet again.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Trolls -- Fiction.
Norway -- Fiction.
Fairy tales.