The Heartless Troll

Illustrator: Oyvind Torseter
Publish Date: September 2016
Pages: 120
Price: $19.95


Dimensions: 10 in. tall, 8.5 in. wide, 0.7 in. thick
ISBN: 1592701930

Book Overview

Afun twist on an old fairytale called "The Troll with No Heart,"The Heartless Trollis about a troll who's hidden his heart and the seventh son of a king who goes in search of his six brothers. The young man's journey brings him to a mountain, a captive princess, and a terrifying troll. The illustrations are by turns fanciful and lovely as well as dark and terrifying, but a continuous thread of good humor and playfulness runs thorugh the whole story.

Oyvind Torseter is a Norwegian artist, illustrator, comic book artist, and author. Torseter studied illustration at the Merkantilt Institutt in Oslo, the School for Graphic Design in Oslo, and the Kent Institute of Art and Design in England. In addition to his own books, Torseter has illustrated books by other authors, including My Father's Arms Are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde."


Staff Review: The Heartless Troll
The Heartless Troll is a modern day fable loosely based on a classic Norwegian folktale. Using a graphic novel format, Eyvind Torseter, more accustomed to comic strips and few words, tells a grotesque story of a heartless troll who has turned Prince Fred’s brothers and their new wives into stone statues. After much begging and pleading, Prince Fred convinces his father, the King, to let him go in...
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