Bera the One-headed Troll

Bera the One-headed Troll

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Bera doesn't ask for much in life. She's a solitary, humble troll, tending her island pumpkin patch in cheerful isolation. She isn't looking for any trouble.

But when trouble comes to find her, it comes in spades. A human baby has arrived in the realm of the trolls, and nobody knows where it came from, but Bera seems to be the only person who doesn't want it dead. There's nothing to it but to return the adorable little thing to its parents.

Like it or not, Bera's gone and found herself a quest.

From noted picture book illustrator and graphic novelist ( Maddy Kettle ) Eric Orchard comes Bera the One-Headed Troll , a delightful new fantasy adventure with all the sweetness, spookiness, and satisfaction of your favorite childhood bedtime story.

Publisher: New York : First Second, 2016.
ISBN: 9781626721067
Branch Call Number: J Orcha
Characteristics: 126 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm


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Jan 11, 2018

A story of heroes, both renowned and unknown, friendship, responsibility, and cross-species caring. Things do not end up exactly as the blurb above alludes but then that is often the case.

If you are looking for intelligent books for children then you ought look at First Second’s line. Actually, they have great books for all ages. I actually follow First Second in Goodreads and although they effectively recommend many of their own books by reviewing them I do not mind as I believe I have enjoyed every last one, from Feynman to Bera the One-Headed Troll.

Taking a quick look through their line made me make a note to look a lot closer and add some interesting looking things to my to read list.

Highly recommended.

Jun 17, 2017

My daughter loved this story. Cute baby. Villains. Flawed but we'll meaning helpers. A wonderful read

Sep 24, 2016

A fun all ages graphic. It has great art work and fantastic characters. The charm in this one is right up there with the best of them, but the ending just lacked substance for me. It just kind of ends. After a well built story to that point it was a bit of a let down. Still well worth a read or recommendation for younger readers or those that enjoy an all-ages style book.

ArapahoeCatherine Sep 19, 2016

Really fun and cute! Bera, a quiet pumpkin farmer/troll with only one head, unexpectedly and reluctantly finds adventure trying to save a human baby. I loved the art style, although the troll eyes were a little disconcerting at first. This is definitely a great graphic novel for younger kids!

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