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  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552555784
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $14.99

The Runaway Troll




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 . . .

  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552555784
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Matt Haig

Matt Haig is a British author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children's novels have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal three times.

His books have received praise from Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry, Jeanette Winterson, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Ian Rankin and SJ Watson, among others. The Guardian summed up his writing as 'funny, clever and quite, quite lovely' by The Times and the New York Times called him 'a writer of great talent'.

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Praise for The Runaway Troll

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

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