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The Sea of Trolls (Paperback)

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Beowulf for kids. Or anyone. Nancy Farmer has done it again with this terrific adventure. Read it aloud!

— From Christy


Jack was eleven when the berserkers loomed out of the fog and nabbed him. "It seems that things are stirring across the water," the Bard had warned. "Ships are being built, swords are being forged."

"Is that bad?" Jack had asked, for his Saxon village had never before seen berserkers.

"Of course. People don't make ships and swords unless they intend to use them."

The year is A.D. 793. In the next months, Jack and his little sister, Lucy, are enslaved by Olaf One-Brow and his fierce young shipmate, Thorgil. With a crow named Bold Heart for mysterious company, they are swept up into an adventure-quest in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings.

Award-winner Nancy Farmer has never told a richer, funnier tale, nor offered more timeless encouragement to young seekers than "Just say no to pillaging."

About the Author

Nancy Farmer has written three Newbery Honor books: The Ear, the Eye and the ArmA Girl Named Disaster; and The House of the Scorpion, which also won the National Book Award and the Printz Honor. Other books include The Lord of OpiumThe Sea of TrollsThe Land of the Silver ApplesThe Islands of the BlessedDo You Know MeThe Warm Place, and three picture books for young children. She grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border and now lives with her family in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona.

Praise For…

"Nancy Farmer goes a-viking and returns with magic."

-- Associated Press

"A hugely entertaining story sure to appeal to fans of The Lord of the Rings."

-- Kirkus, starred review

"Readers will want to sail through these nearly 500 pages to find out what happens to young Jack and his sister, Lucy...."

-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This exciting and original fantasy will capture the hearts and imaginations of readers."

-- School Library Journal, starred review


-- USA Today

Product Details
ISBN: 9780689867460
ISBN-10: 0689867468
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 1st, 2006
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Sea of Trolls Trilogy (Paperback)