Giants and Trolls
From the Series Mythical Beasts
They’re big, mean, and shudderingly horrible—and that’s about all that the giants and trolls of mythology have in common. Some have several heads. Some have only one eye—or lots of eyes! You wouldn’t want to cross paths with any of them. But what if they crossed paths with each other? Who would win in a battle? Which one is the strongest of all?
Meet the ten most ferocious and gruesome of these mythical beasts, including:
● the three-headed warrior
● colossal cannibals
● the frost giant
● human-eating trolls
Find out about each giant or troll’s features and skills, where in the world they come from, how they rank compared to one another, and how you might defeat them if you ever strayed into their remote realms.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Imprint||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||178273|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Fast facts, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Probably most interesting to readers of horror, these might occasionally spark interest in mythology.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Brief but gruesome narratives . . . mirror the action in Chilvers’s digital collages. . . . Peebles includes tips for readers who might face these creatures in the wild (hint: have salt or an arrow dipped in hydra blood handy).”—Publishers Weekly
“Readers will find this bestiary thrilling edutainment. . . . Hits the sweet spot between chortles and choked screams.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Alice Peebles
Alice Peebles is an editor and writer specializing in the arts and humanities for children. She lives in London, England.
Illustrator: Nigel Chilvers
Nigel Chilvers is a digital illustrator based in the United Kingdom. He has illustrated numerous children’s books.