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The Great Troll Rescue

Written by Tom Percival

Part of the Little Legends Series

Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on The Great Troll Rescue

This easy to read new series is set in Tale Town, a magical place inhabited by fairy tale characters. It stars Red, Anansi, Rapunzel and Jack, a distinctive, pint-sized gang of superheroes. The plot in this adventure concerns Anansi’s mum, unfortunately turned into a troll, who has been shipwrecked on nearby Squirrel-Nose Island. When the gang go to rescue her, they fall into the clutches of a very nasty witch and end up locked in her dungeons with an assorted band of prisoners and guards, all of whom are under the witch’s spell. Of course, they manage to defeat the witch, through working together and trusting themselves. It’s a fun, satisfying story, the author’s illustrations adding to the enjoyment, and readers will be eager for more Tale Town stories.

Newly confident readers will also enjoy Angie Sage’s Araminta Spook stories, or Lucy Coats’s Beasts of Olympus series, which take myths instead of fairy tales as inspiration.  ~ Andrea Reece

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The Great Troll Rescue Synopsis

What starts as an adventure ends in disaster when Rapunzel, Anansi and Jack and his talking chicken, Betsy, are captured by a wicked witch and locked up in a tower! It's up to Red (the sustainable woodcutter's daughter) to save the day. With the help of the witch's servant, Ella, and her magical fairy god-brother, can Red save her friends and all the other magical creatures the witch has kidnapped - including a fearsome troll? A brilliant new highly illustrated series featuring all the fairy-tale characters you know and love having brand-new adventures!

The Great Troll Rescue Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read The Spell Thief, which is also part of the Little Legends Series. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Daniel Bisland age 8 - 'I like this book because it’s got characters from other stories. I recommend it to 7+ good readers. I give it 10,000/10,000!'
  • Buddug Griffith, age 8 - 'Really enjoyed reading it. Great story, lots of good characters and can't wait to read the next one! 5 out of 5 stars!'
  • Freddie, age 8 - 'An unexpected, exciting adventure story for people who enjoy fairytales...A real page turner!!!'
  • Stefanie Reay, age 8 - 'Very funny adventures with very familiar characters.'
  • Agnes Rose Daniels, age 5 - 'Betsy the chicken was very funny and I thought that Jack was brave when he went into the woods...This is the first book that I have ever read on my own.'
  • Toby, age 8 - 'This is a story about a boy called Jack and his hen, Betsy. There's a new boy in town and Jack has his doubts. Jack is determined to get to the bottom of it.'
  • Tom Henderson, age 6 (nearly 7) - 'I kind of enjoyed Little Legends: The Spell Thief.  I liked Jack because he was sneaky.'
  • Emily Yates, age 9 - 'This is a brilliant read for children beginning to read chapter books.  There is lots of magic in the story which means you never know what's coming next!'
  • Cassandra Butler, age 6 - 'I could read this book all on my own as the chapters are not too long, but I read it out loud to Mummy mostly.  I liked the drawings in the book too.'
  • Emma and Sam Radford, age 5 - 'We loved it! This is the first 'long' book that I have read with Sam and he was excited every night to read the next chapter.'
  • Andrew Goodall, age 7 - 'This is a great book because it's an exciting adventure when you learn to understand to accept people for what they are and to tell the truth.'
  • Evan Lewis, age 9 - 'This book was exciting, it was very adventurous. My favourite character was probably, jack because he was very stubborn but VERY funny and kind. I would recommend this book to children over 5.'
  • Maya Lewis, age 7 - 'I like this book because there are lots of amusing parts.  My favourite character is Lily because she is kind and honest.'
  • Darcey McIlroy, age 8 - 'I loved the whole book especially the part where Lily's hair went crazy! This was the best book I have ever read.'

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ISBN: 9781447292111
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447292111
Publication date: 11th February 2016
Author: Tom Percival
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Tom Percival

Tom Percival studied Graphic Design in South Wales. His illustration career has seen him design Halloween merchandise for a major supermarket, create the character 'Hector' for an Aardman-animated road safety campaign and his book illustration work includes the artwork for the phenomenally successful Skulduggery Pleasant series. As well as illustrating fiction covers, Tom has also written and illustrated three picture books: Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book, A Home for Mr Tipps and Jack’s Amazing Shadow. Herman’s Letter is Tom’s first picture book for Bloomsbury.. He lives in Stroud with his partner and ...

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