Reader Reviewed Hunk and Thud Wrestling Trolls: Match Two by Jim Eldridge

Hunk and Thud Wrestling Trolls: Match Two

Written by Jim Eldridge
Part of the Wrestling Trolls Series

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With even more smack-downs, tie-clinches and backwards pinfalls, the second instalment of the Wrestling Trolls series has hunky wrestlers with hairy feet, a horde of vile villains and a little boy with a BIG personality.

A Piece of Passion from Sara O'Connor, Editorial Director This series does what is says on the tin - trolls that wrestle. But is has other charming, wacky and wonderful characters that wrestle, too. And underneath all the action, there is real heart to these characters who grow together as a family and support each other, through spandex mishaps, minor head injuries and brushes with the evil Lord Veto. And that's why I love it!

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review the first title in the series, Wrestling Trolls: Big Rock and the Masked Avenger.  You can read their reviews below.

  • Alexander Bisland, age 8 -'I liked the book but the puzzles made it more superb! I give it 10/10 even though I don’t like wrestling because I liked the story!' Read full review >
  • Jacob, age 9 - 'Wrestling Trolls is an action packed book with awesome wrestling moves. The characters are clever and funny. I loved the story and can't wait to read the next instalment.' Read full review >
  • George Johnson, age 7 - 'It was brilliant!  I liked how Jack changed into Thud - I won't tell you what Thud is so I don't give away the story....I really liked the song and keep singing it.' Read full review >
  • Richie Upchurch, age 7 - 'I really like wrestling trolls. I really like Robin the horse because he talks, Big Rock because he’s nice, Jack because he saves Princess Ava, and Princess Ava because she wrestles!' Read full review >
  • Jack Galloway, age 8 - 'The story had funny parts, action and good characters. Some of my favourite parts were Jack turning into a wrestling troll and I liked Robin the horse because he was grumpy and helpful.' Read full review >
  • Thomas Davies, age 7 - 'Wrestling Trolls is exciting because it is full of action. This book is fantastic if you like lots of wrestling and people being rescued from bad guys.'  Read full review >


Hunk and Thud Wrestling Trolls: Match Two by Jim Eldridge

Jack is doing fantastically well as the Wrestling Trolls training coach, Big Rock is winning matches, and the group are on their way to more gold and tasty rocks than they can count. All Jack has to do is keep his alter-ego THUD! under control...Nothing ever goes smoothly for Jack and his friends though, especially after Milo is kidnapped by evil goblins determined to get their greedy hands on Big Rock's winnings! The wrestling crew know that they will have to be very quick and very clever if they want to rescue Milo, but the goblins have some horrible plans up their sleeves, including putting Robin on the menu for lunch!

In addition to the two stories within this second book there are also 8 colour pages of activities and furthermore if you go to you can earn rewards too.

About the Author

Jim Eldridge

Jim Eldridge was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer - his writing credits include episodes for the seminal children's TV drama 'Grange Hill' and the novelisation of Noel Clarke's 'Kidulthood' and '' He has also written for the My Story series for Scholastic and most recently Black Ops, a teen action series for Egmont. Jim now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives with his wife in Cumbria.

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192 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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5th June 2014




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