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The Resource The Sea of Trolls

The Sea of Trolls

Label
The Sea of Trolls
Title
The Sea of Trolls
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Farmer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 that follows in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings.Other threats include a willful mother Dragon, a giant spider, and a troll-boar with a surprising personality -- to say nothing of Ivar the Boneless and his wife, Queen Frith, a shape-shifting half-troll, and several eight foot tall, orange-haired, full-time trolls. But in stories by award-winner Nancy Farmer, appearances do deceive. She has never told a richer, funnier tale, nor offered more timeless encouragement to young seekers than "Just say no to pillaging."
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Summary
After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • Parents' Choice Award for Fiction, 2004.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Middle School, 2007.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
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128634
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DLC
Index
no index present
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670
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Sea of Trolls trilogy
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Sea of Trolls
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:031c5c2a-7b4e-43b2-9368-40bdee79a602
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781416914327
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Sea of Trolls
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:031c5c2a-7b4e-43b2-9368-40bdee79a602
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781416914327
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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