When Ulrik Troll invites Grumpa for Trollmas (trollish Christmas) he thinks he is doing a good thing. Little does he know his parents have spun a few white lies about life in Biddlesden - its forests, mountains and healthy troll population. Fresh from Norway Grumpa is looking forward to seeing their wonderful new home. He isn't prepared for suburbia, or worse still - people. But most distressing of all, with no real forest where will they catch the goat for their traditional festive goat pie? They decide to steal a goat from the local farm, but when they bring the goat home, Grumpa doesn't react in quite the way they expected - is that fear in his eyes? Another adventure with the wonderful and hilarious troll family and their long-suffering neighbours the Priddles.
|Publication date:||3rd September 2007|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
After studying English and Drama, Alan started working life in a travelling theatre company, visiting schools all over the country and writing much of their material. He says it was a useful apprenticeship - if the audience didn't like the play, they talked through it or threw bits of paper at the actors. He very quickly learned what children liked. In addition to writing and directing plays, Alan trained as a drama teacher. He has written stories and dramas for the BBC (both television and radio), as well as many children's books.More About Alan Macdonald