The Terrible Troll-Bird

The Terrible Troll-Bird[Read] ➼ The Terrible Troll-Bird ➹ Ingri d'Aulaire – Heartforum.co.uk One summer s eve Ola, Lina, Sina, and Trina leave their village to gather firewood in the forest, when they re surprised by the hideous call of the terrible troll bird, a giant rooster who pops up out One summer s eve Ola, Lina, Sina, and Trina leave their village to gather firewood in the forest, when they re surprised by the hideous call of the terrible troll bird, a giant rooster who pops The Terrible PDF or up out of the treetops and swoops down to devour their beloved horse Blakken Little does the terrible troll bird know that in Ola, Lina, Sina, and Trina he has finally met his match his terrible days of terrorizing are over Before long the whole village is celebrating the monster s demise, and even the gnomes and hulder maidens are coming out of their hiding places in the woods to participate in a great feast All celebration is cut short, though, with the startling appearance of two monstrous moss grown trolls even terrible than the terrible troll bird himself Luckily, the children rise to the occasion once , saving the day before they set out on a splendid new adventureFilled with vibrant illustrations and telling a story of childhood ingenuity and bravery, The Terrible Troll Bird is a delightful companion to Ingri and Edgar Parin d Aulaire s comprehensive books of Norwegian folklore, D Aulaires Book of Norse Myths and D Aulaires Book of Trolls.

Ingri d Aulaire was an American children s artist and illustrator, who worked in collaboration with her husband and fellow artist, Edgar Parin d Aulaire Born Ingri Mortenson in Kongsburg, Norway, she studied art The Terrible PDF or in Norway, Germany and France, and met Edgar Parin d Aulaire when she was a student in Munich They married in , and immigrated to the USA shortly thereafter, settling in Brooklyn in After pursuing separate careers initially, the couple turned to illustrating children s books together, releasing their first collaborative effort, The Magic Rug, in They settled in Wilton, Connecticut in , and lived there until their deaths in the s Awarded the Caldecott Medal for their picture book biography of Abraham Lincoln, the d Aulaires published other children s biographies, as well as some notable works on Greek and Norse mythology source Wikipedia.

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  • Hardcover
  • 52 pages
  • The Terrible Troll-Bird
  • Ingri d'Aulaire
  • English
  • 23 October 2019
  • 1590172523

10 thoughts on “The Terrible Troll-Bird

  1. karen says:

    i agree with a lot of greg s review of this book birds are definitely evil, and if a giant one is going after your horse, i think it is only fair that you kill it and eat it and make shoes from its skin and a boat from its beak but i would never set foot in your gross, gross boat but the message here is awful basically, if a giant bird comes into your village, you are allowed to kill it cuz it is self defense that seems logical but then, when the troll owners of the bird come a looking i agree with a lot of greg s review of this book birds are definitely evil, and if a giant one is going after your horse, i think it is only fair that you kill it and eat it and make shoes from its skin and a boat from its beak but i would never set foot in your gross, gross boat but the message here is awful basically, if a giant bird comes into your village, you are allowed to kill it cuz it is self defense that seems logical but then, when the troll owners of the bird come a looking for their pet and find him eaten by tiny villagers, who are using its feet as pitchforks, and they get justifiably cross, the solution is to trick the trolls into death by sun that doesn t seem like justice poor trolls.but i guess the real moral here is, if you are a troll, buy a watch, and respect your curfew, rooster or no rooster.even though this is a children s book, i have to remark on this part that annoyed me i don t understand why the mother would first scold the children for coming back without the wood they were supposed to have been gathering when the troll bird first made his aggressive move not believing them when they said they had to run home before the troll bird got em, only to have her turn around, see the giant rooster, and be all ohhhhh, you mean that bird yeah, that s the troll bird from the mountains that thing s big, right not a direct quote so casual, as though she hadn t just said I have never heard such silly talk, to think that a bird could fly off with a horse direct quote c mon mom, you can t have it both ways unless you re greg s mom

  2. Greg says:

    The story is taken from a Scandinavian folk tale It s about a giant chicken who hunts the forests for things to eat Since it s a giant bird it needs to eat big things, like horses One day though he fucks with the wrong horse and gets his comeuppance I said in the comments that this is kind of dark, but now that I m thinking of it it s really not Lots of fairy tales end with the demise of the antagonist I guess it s really not that dark.The book is beautifully designed, like almost all of t The story is taken from a Scandinavian folk tale It s about a giant chicken who hunts the forests for things to eat Since it s a giant bird it needs to eat big things, like horses One day though he fucks with the wrong horse and gets his comeuppance I said in the comments that this is kind of dark, but now that I m thinking of it it s really not Lots of fairy tales end with the demise of the antagonist I guess it s really not that dark.The book is beautifully designed, like almost all of the New York Review of Books children classics are I don t think that these books are really for kids though,for stunted adults like myself who have a weak spot for book design and a nostalgia for a youth and time that was never their own I mean I had a youth, but the books NYRB releases are not lost classics from my childhood, but from an earlier time The books in the series look so nice that you ll want them on your shelf, but I m not sure if the youth of today would find much in them, or appreciate the quality of the books I m not sure if children should appreciate things like this, they should save that kind of appreciation for when they are older and avoiding the banality of their real life by filling the void with this appreciation I do like that the book teaches that birds are evil Children need to learn this It s science mind you Birds are direct descendants from dinosaurs Dinosaurs were not necessarily evil, but when most of the dinosaurs went extinct birds brains evolved with the instinct to seek justice for the catastrophe of their ancestors Birds have small brains, but they are wired with hatred towards mammals As I said this is science The only mammals they can abide to sharing the world with are dolphins, because they also hate all other mammals, and they are in the water A place the birds have no claim of their own on Birds believe that one day the chosen bird will be born who will mate with a luciferian dolphin and a new species will be created that will help usher in a new age of dinosaurs This is of course complete bullshit, but birds and dolphins still believe it Just like evangelicals believe in the rapture

  3. Terence says:

    The Terrible Troll Bird is the third book in this year s B Day present to my niece, Claire see my reviews of the other two Supposing and Ounce Dice Trice , the most conventional of the three as it actually tells a story In this case, the tale of Ola his sisters, Lina, Sina and Trina.The story reminds me of Beowulf A New Verse Translation The terrible troll bird Grendel is terrorizing the forest village, and when it attacks Ola, Lina, Sina Trina s farmhouse, Ola manages to kill it E The Terrible Troll Bird is the third book in this year s B Day present to my niece, Claire see my reviews of the other two Supposing and Ounce Dice Trice , the most conventional of the three as it actually tells a story In this case, the tale of Ola his sisters, Lina, Sina and Trina.The story reminds me of Beowulf A New Verse Translation The terrible troll bird Grendel is terrorizing the forest village, and when it attacks Ola, Lina, Sina Trina s farmhouse, Ola manages to kill it Everyone in the village and the denizens of the forest celebrate at a great feast where the troll bird provides the main course but then the bird s owners the trolls Gygra and Jotun Grendel s mother come down from the mountain to take revenge Fortunately, trolls as everyone knows aren t very bright and they re caught out when the sun rises and turn to stone.The ending also reminded me of the great Norwegian film Trollhunter because after turning to stone, the trolls explode While we re recommending good Scandinavian films, I d also include Rare Exports and Dead Snow

  4. Angie Libert says:

    I already loved this author So I was happy to see another book by them As a once rooster owner, I especially found this story delightful.

  5. Dani says:

    Title The Terrible Troll BirdAuthor Ingrid and Edgar Parin d AulaireGenre MythTheme s Wit, CommunityOpening line sentence On a clear summer eve their mother said to them, Now go up to the grove and fetch me a load of wood for the stove Brief Book Summary Four children outsmarted a huge bird who was trying to fly away with one of their horses One of the children, Ola, put a silver button into a firearm to kill the monstrous bird The whole village came together and gathered all of the Title The Terrible Troll BirdAuthor Ingrid and Edgar Parin d AulaireGenre MythTheme s Wit, CommunityOpening line sentence On a clear summer eve their mother said to them, Now go up to the grove and fetch me a load of wood for the stove Brief Book Summary Four children outsmarted a huge bird who was trying to fly away with one of their horses One of the children, Ola, put a silver button into a firearm to kill the monstrous bird The whole village came together and gathered all of the animals in the land to pull the bird back to the farm The town roasted the bird, and seemed happy, until two massive trolls walked into the town looking for the bird to eat The children were not scared though because they knew the trolls would turn into rocks once the sun hit them as they were creatures of the night, and sun was just beginning to peak over the hills Professional Recommendation Review 1 Horn Book Guide d Aulaire, Ingri and d Aulaire, Edgar Parin The Terrible Troll Bird 40 pp NYRB The New York Review of Books 2007 ISBN 978 1 59017 252 0 2 K 3 Reissue, 1976, Doubleday A monstrous chicken belonging to mountain trolls threatens four siblings As in all good folktales, the chicken and trolls are no match for the clever children, and the monsters are vanquished in a most satisfactory way The d Aulaires illustrate this rousing Scandinavian folktale in exuberant pictures using both sketchy black and white lines and mottled color Professional Recommendation Review 2 Children s Literature Beverley FaheyThe D Aulaires fantastic tale about a terrible rooster that wreaks havoc on the people of a Norwegian valley is as enjoyable today as when it was first printed in 1955 Four children and their horse Blakken first encounter the huge bird in the forest, where they have gone to collect firewood The troll bird desires to carry off Blakken, but the children and their trusty blunderbuss quickly dispatch the threatening creature Horses, goats, cows, sheep, and even pigs drag the rooster to a farm where it is roasted Its meat feeds the whole valley, and its feathers fill countless pillows and coverlets The aroma of the roasting bird lures two trolls, Gygra and Jotun, to the valley they turn their anger on the people who lived there Once again, the clever children have the solution They trick the trolls into staying until the sun rises At that time, the trolls turn to stone and burst into thousands of pieces Once again, peace returns to the valley Ola, Lina, Sina, and Trina make a sturdy boat from the troll bird s beak and set sail for new adventure The rich Scandinavian folklore is the basis for this tale that is refreshingly nostalgic in style and language and celebrates the bravery and ingenuity of the children The D Aulaires signature artistic style of alternating black and white sketches and three color prints moves the story along This should be standard fare for most libraries, and it should be a first purchase for home libraries seeking to have a foundation of classics Reviewer Beverley FaheyResponse to Two Professional Reviews Both of these reviews notice that children are clever and are able to smart out the bad guys The illustrations stuck out to both reviewers, and also myself The detailed pictures guided the reader to visualize the monstrous bird and trolls Beverley Fahey notes the alternation between black and white and color moves the story along, but I am not sure why the illustrator chose this style I read this book many times over and over, and I still cannot seem to find a purpose for the alternation of color I do find it interesting as an artistic style I just do not see the purpose in the story Evaluation of Literary Elements The large illustrations correlate with the text because of the details and depth of each picture There are only a few sentences per page, which guides the reader to focuson the illustration I think this is effective because it could help young readers understand the components of the story, even if they cannot yet read Additionally, the only page where an illustration is a double page spread is on pages 24 and 25 when all the animals are pulling the bird back to the village I found this interesting because I inferred from this that the author and illustrator were conveying the importance of working as a team to accomplish a common goal Consideration of Instructional Application The teacher could assign the students roles within the book and the class could act out the story The children would be able to adlib, so they could becreative with their version of the story The teacher would encourage them to come up with different strategies to kill the bird or bring him back to the village Also, the teacher could bring in props and outfits for the students to get into character and tell the story from their point of view

  6. Stuart says:

    The Terrible Troll Bird is another Norse book from the authors and illustrators Ingri and Edgar Parin d Aulaire The story focuses on Ola and his three sisters, Lina, Sina, and Trina They are off to go get firewood one day when they spied an enormous troll bird The natural reaction was fear, but when they returned home they were able to slay the bird, cook it, and used its feathers for down While cooking, trolls followed their nose and showed up Fortunately, the sun was coming up about that The Terrible Troll Bird is another Norse book from the authors and illustrators Ingri and Edgar Parin d Aulaire The story focuses on Ola and his three sisters, Lina, Sina, and Trina They are off to go get firewood one day when they spied an enormous troll bird The natural reaction was fear, but when they returned home they were able to slay the bird, cook it, and used its feathers for down While cooking, trolls followed their nose and showed up Fortunately, the sun was coming up about that time so no one was hurt killed and the trolls were wiped out by the sun.The illustrations are really the best aspect of this book Some are color and some are black and white, but all of them are very harshly sketched out and felt very troll like Overall, the story was a little lacking, and while I d recommend checking it out from the library, I wouldn t recommend owning it unless you found it on sale, your kids absolutely love everything troll related, or you want to own all books by Ingri and Edgar Parin d Aulaire

  7. Erin Burke Edwards says:

    Annotation and Comment This is a Norwegian tale retold in the form of a picture book It was one of my favorites as a child It was interesting looking at it from the perspective of an adult withreading experiences I was struck with the commonalities between this story and many fantasy novels I have read I believe that my students might enjoy my reading this storybook to introduce the fantasy genre The book itself is very large The lithograph illustrations often span two pages Each Annotation and Comment This is a Norwegian tale retold in the form of a picture book It was one of my favorites as a child It was interesting looking at it from the perspective of an adult withreading experiences I was struck with the commonalities between this story and many fantasy novels I have read I believe that my students might enjoy my reading this storybook to introduce the fantasy genre The book itself is very large The lithograph illustrations often span two pages Each set of two pages alternates with another set of two pages, color and then black and white The illustrations may be a bit scary for young readers The culture is evident in the clothing and housing

  8. J.M. Hushour says:

    This one s made it through three offspring over a decade, so I guess I should reveal it to be the wonder that it apparently is I kid This is one of the most charming kids books I ve ever come across A kid in Norway and his sisters take down this ugly ass rooster that s trying to eat their horse This is only the beginning The troll bird is so called because he s owned by two trolls who live in the nearby mountain and when they find out the townspeople ate the bird and used its secondaries fo This one s made it through three offspring over a decade, so I guess I should reveal it to be the wonder that it apparently is I kid This is one of the most charming kids books I ve ever come across A kid in Norway and his sisters take down this ugly ass rooster that s trying to eat their horse This is only the beginning The troll bird is so called because he s owned by two trolls who live in the nearby mountain and when they find out the townspeople ate the bird and used its secondaries for everything from pillows to boats, they are pissed.There s a weird folksy, Sandburgian charm to the prose and the illustrations are splendid

  9. Lleonardocampos says:

    This is a story about what happened to Ola and his sisters,Lina,Sina, and Trina Who lived in a faraway valley among the mountains of norway The troll bird died because Ola took aim and pressed the trigger and killed the big bird They took it to the farm and eat it and they celebration two big old trolls came out and they were angry because they killed there troll bird so the people killed the two big trolls.

  10. Adam says:

    I remember reading this in elementary school It seems to me that it was reasonably fun, although I can t dig up many details I think I remember it because I was scolded by my teacher because it was well below my reading level trauma your key for lasting memories Then and now, I see no reason to restrict my reading to challenging, important books A quick palate cleanser is just the thing sometimes.Now let s see if I can get this on hold at the library to read to my kids .

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