Giants and Trolls

From the Series Mythical Beasts

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF052030, JNF052000
Dewey 398'.45
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1000
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

Publishers Weekly

“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

Kirkus Reviews

“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.