This is Troll Wood.
No one goes there.
And they did.
A family in need of a new home find themselves in the mysterious Troll Wood and forced to take shelter there.
But within the wood they find a world of unpicked flowers, uneaten fruits and unexplored paths, just waiting to be discovered.
Can you see the trolls in Troll Wood? And will you join them there?
An enchanting picture book about dealing with change and overcoming obstacles, by the award-winning author of Something Else and brought vividly to life by Paul Hess’s whimsical illustrations.
‘Enchanting and atmospheric.’ (Achuka)
‘A charming tale of adventure, discovery and family harmony.’ (Scotsman)
‘An amazing book . . . A beguiling story that works on many levels . . . It’s got a great story, illustrations you’d want to pore over again and again and that edgy something else that will stay with you long after you’ve put the book back on the shelf. A winner all round!’ (Good Reads, Saviour Pirotta blog)
‘A sophisticated book for the discerning youngster who appreciates good rhyming and enchantingly surreal illustrations. An exquisite book.’ (Irish Examiner)
‘The rich illustrations invite a careful look … the book has a gentle, interesting feel … The message is subtle.’ (Tidy Books blog)
‘A story…with beautiful and unusual illustrations’ (Parents in Touch)
About the Author
KATHRYN CAVE has worked in publishing for over 25 years and written many books for children. In 1997, Something Else, illustrated by Chris Riddell, won the UNESCO Prize for children’s literature in the service of tolerance. She lives in Hampstead, London.
PAUL HESS was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1961. He went to art college in Sydney and then worked as a graphic designer and Art Director for various companies both in Sydney and London from 1981 to 1991. He has worked as a freelance art director and illustrator since then. His books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut (9781845072773), Nail Soup (9781847800299), Cow on the Roof (9781845075910), Dragon of Krakow (9781845077525), Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe (9781845071479), The King with Horse’s Ears (9780711220799) and The King and the Seed (9781847802071). He lives in Northumberland.