Seven Ways to Trick a Troll

By Lise Lunge-Larsen
Illustrations by Kari Vick
University of Minnesota Press, $19.95

Trolls are huge, ugly and extremely dangerous. Thankfully, their brains are no bigger than a walnut, so even small children can trick them. But first you need to know their weaknesses, which is where these stories come in. And remember, what works against trolls are the best things about being human: patience, kindness, courage and quick thinking. In seven whimsical, entertaining folktales, children discover trolls’ weaknesses, as well as their own strengths. Taken from a wide range of historical and international sources, Seven Ways to Trick a Troll will entertain imaginations of all ages.Breana Roy