The Runaway Troll

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Corgi Books, 2010 - Brothers and sisters - 448 pages
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Meet Samuel Blink.

He's been sent to Norway, to live with an aunt and uncle he never knew he had. He has just started at a new school, where no one wants to be his friend. He is forced to eat Aunt Eda's horrible, stinky brown cheese.

But just when Samuel thinks life couldn't get any worse . . . he finds a troll under the bed. A smelly, grotesque, lumpy-faced, bulbous-nosed, smelly, one-eyed troll, who's escaped from the terrifying Shadow Forest next to Aunt Eda's cottage. (Did I mention smelly?) A troll now being hunted down by an evil creature, who likes to kidnap and tortures trolls . . . and children.

And who is heading towards Samuel's house right now . . .

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An intermediate-level fantasy that may appeal to Lemony Snicket fans with its quirky sense of humor. A sequel to Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest, in which Samuel, who has kept his promise not to ... Read full review

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Awesome book!
Amazing book , everyone loves a book about nasty trolls! Right!
Read the other book called Shadow forest about when Samuel and Martha lose both of their parent and so they have to stay
with their boring old aunt eda who loves the smelly old brown cheese and has won the javelin show , so did uncle henrik (edas husband) when he won the ski jumping race. In the runaway troll , Cornelia is desperate to snitch to the police and everyone that Samuel blink and Martha blink are secretly hiding Troll-son (the missing troll) and her father Mr myklbust who people sometimes call him 'the human snowball' after the disaster that happened during the ski jumping race! Samuel is about to die with the evil betterer ( who is the evilist troll of all trollhem and has evilness right in front of his eyes!
Will Samuel return home safely?

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About the author (2010)

Matt Haig's first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England and The Radleys. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own'. His books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in York.

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