A wonderfully funny, magical and macabre sequel to Shadow Forest, winner of the Gold Smarties Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award.
From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie.
Samuel's not allowed to enter Shadow Forest. But what's to stop the forest from coming to him?
There's one thing every troll child dreads more than anything - and that's the Betterer, the evil troll in Shadow Forest who loves to punish his fellow trolls for their grubby and stupid habits in lots of horrible ways.
When one troll boy escapes the forest to be with his favourite human, Samuel Blink, the Betterer isn't happy. Until he realizes that the most useful thing to have in his Bettering Tower would be a real life human child. So he sets out on a quest into the human world to kidnap Samuel and the troll friend he's been hiding in his wardrobe . . .
“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”
“Fast, fun and furious action with a cast of humorous characters and creatures. A runaway hit”
“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!”
“. . . thoroughly engaging and readable”