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The Troll Trap (Smelly Trolls Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rosen Trevithick , Katie W. Stewart
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Brilliant - Kids will laugh themselves silly" - The Independent.

Rufus Sebbleford is the only boy in the world to have ever seen a real troll. So, when he finds out that trolls plan to attack Sludgeside School, he must stop them with the help of his good friend Polly.

Meanwhile, the Super-Troll-Knobbly-Foot family decide to turn their backs on smelly bottoms and eating children. They don't want to be bad any more. So, they paint themselves orange and try to live like humans. However, being enormous, horned and slimy makes it difficult to blend in.

Will Sludgeside ever be safe from the disgusting bad trolls and their horrifying leader, The Ogre of Uggle?

A stinky, squelchy adventure packed with secret dens, tree climbing, troll traps and lots and lots of revolting smells.

Reading age 8-10. Ideal to read aloud to younger children.

This is book 1 in the Smelly Trolls series. There are snotacular sequels called 'Mr Splendiferous and the Troublesome Trolls' and 'Trolls on Ice'.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1065 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BD9062O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #371,900 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Rosen is a British bestselling author, who writes fiction for children and adults.

She was born in Cornwall and grew up on Restronguet Creek. She studied Experimental Psychology at St Catherine's College, Oxford, before moving back to the West Country. She now lives in Falmouth with two imaginary cats, fantasising about getting a real one.

In 2011 Rosen was an aspiring author. Writing was a hobby. The following January sales of her Kindle books took off. Readers have now downloaded over a quarter of a million copies of Rosen's books.

Rosen has a variety of books in print including Pompomberry House and Seesaw, as well as over a dozen digital titles.

In 2013 she founded the Smelly Troll series - children's chapter books written by Rosen and illustrated by Katie W. Stewart. Book one, The Troll Trap, has inspired hundreds of children to try their hand at creative writing.

Rosen writes in a variety of genres with a strong leaning towards comedy. She has also dabbled with psychological fiction and mystery writing.

She loves wild swimming, mountain biking, interesting boots, quiffs, 'sampling' chocolate and cooking tasty treats. She dislikes house spiders, doing laundry and people putting costumes on their cats.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous Troll Trap! 27 Feb. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Let me start by saying, neither my son nor I are in the target group for this book. However... I don't think there really should be one! My son is four and I'm older than that, a lot older and WE absolutely loved it! We've had story time together since he was an infant and as he's got older, obviously, the books have changed. This means I'm always on the lookout for good quality children's fiction we can read together,and there are some good ones out there. I think this one is right up there with the best.

We read it together on my laptop since the kindle broke two weeks ago. (I don't know how Daddy, it just went pop!) He identified with the characters and I hope the author won't mind but we changed the characters names to represent people he knows. Even our grumpy neighbour featured heavily.

The book is beautifully written and the language perfect for children (and adults) of any age.
I'm not going to talk about the storyline because you'll have to read it. But, it's a proper story with proper adventures and to me that's really important because you've got to maintain their interest. It's just good clean (alright there's lots of Troll related grunge in there) fun.

The best bit about the book for me, were the belly laughs it caused in my son, not just once but countless times through the story. They are infectious! There were times when I started sniggering at something we'd just read and that set us both off again. This is the first book where both of us have found it equally funny and for me the bonding experience I had with him as a result will never be forgotten. It was a wonderful experience.

We will miss the story tonight. Can we have some more?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 27 Feb. 2013
By SJ1977
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read many books by Rosen, all of them aimed at adults, So I was intrigued when she announced that she had written a childrens book. My son is 7 and reads quite well, and its a book that can be read by children(though they cant do funny voices, very well) the characters are likeable and there is lots of good troll related stinky bits. My son described it as 'Fantastic and 'great'. he couldn't find a bad thing about this book.

He loved the illustrations and they do help round this book out to a great read. If Rosen chooses to write more childrens books there is the demand for more. And as a comparison of how good it is, if you've ever read Roald Dahl's BFG you will love this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's an onion 27 May 2013
By P E
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Layers of humour, fantasy, fable, wonderful prose and life lessons with sprinklings of snot and poo. This is a story you'll love to share with the young people in your life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A revoltingly good adventure! 17 Mar. 2013
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The Troll Trap is something of a departure for author Rosen Trevithick, but from reading it you might think she has been writing children's fiction for years. This is an accomplished and exciting story, designed to appeal to kids by grossing them out - something they always love!

Just the names of the characters gives a good flavour of the book (even if that flavour is probably cheesy feet mixed with rancid cabbage). Trolls such as Gunkfreak, Gobb Podgelton, the Super-Troll-Knobbly-Foot family and the terrifying Ogre of Uggle, are just as memorable as humans Rufus Sebbleford, Polly Chromatic, and teachers Mr Crimplemop and Mr Grubstopper. All mixed up in an adventure to stop the trolls eating a school using cunning plans, secret hideouts and dangerous missions.

The illustrations by Katie Stewart benefit this book enormously. Each chapter begins with a gorgeous drawing, so you can see for youself how repulsive the trolls are, and the ingenious plans of the kids fighting them.

The Troll Trap is a book guaranteed to make you go "Ewwwwwwwwww!" - in a good way!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The troll trap 18 April 2014
I decided to read it to my ten year old boy over a few evenings while he was playing minecraft and it went down a treat. The book is set at a great pace, jumping into action and maintaining it throughout, the characters were likable and the story had a few laugh out loud moments. The only think we weren't that keen on was some of the names of the minor characters - which is such a small thing.

All in all an entertaining story with a happy ending.
Me and my boy rate this book as 4 stars out of 5 and shall defiantly recommend to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very funny 5 Sept. 2013
By Myrrien
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Have been reading this to my children and they love it, little boys have strange choices for bedtime reading. A good mixture of funniness and just the right amount of smelliness and danger. The boys want more (me too.)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even Trolls have feelings 20 Mar. 2013
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A wonderfully told tale about 10 year old Rufus who, at the age of 5 years and 364 days, almost became a Trolls supper, but was saved by an unknown archer and grew older, determined to become a Troll Hunter and rid his town of the Trolls in the nearby woods.

However, he has a few surprises to deal with first .....
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Did we like it? Yarb! (That's hell yeah in troll) 24 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I am a fan of Rosen's work and when I saw that she had written a children's book I was surprised and delighted. My 5 year old son and I have read this book a bit each night for the last two weeks, and we both loved it. A troll claiming benefits to feed her troll children, classic. So engaging and funny, this book was a big hit with my little man, who reads above his age and is a huge fan of the BFG, which this book has some parallels with.

Enjoyable for adults and children, this book is another example of just how good and versatile a writer Rosen is. This book was the best thing I have read since Trevor Forest's Magic Molly series, which is equally well written and hilarious. Check them out for your little ones when you can.

Rachel Dove
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I got it to read to my 8 year old Granddaughter
We both found it very funny
Published 7 months ago by Helen
4.0 out of 5 stars A hit
My 10yo daughter enjoyed it very much. I could hear periodic tittering as she was reading and she would read the odd passage aloud to me.
Published 21 months ago by anonnymouseling
5.0 out of 5 stars Huge hit!
My 9 year old boy thought this book was hilarious and couldn't put it down. We have had troll descriptions over breakfast and he has decided he is going to read it to me as the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by CH
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for kids of all ages
OK, I'm a bit of a fraud here as this is a children's book and I'm rather older than the target age group. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Steve Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold your nose, there be trolls coming!
Although this is a children's book, and I am way past my youth, I really enjoyed reading this! It is a fun, lighthearted read and well written. Read more
Published on 28 Mar. 2013 by Kew
4.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a book for children and adults alike
'The Troll Trap' is not the typical Rosen Trevithick fare I am used to. Previously, I have read 'Seesaw' and 'Pompomberry House', the former a series of often dark adult stories,... Read more
Published on 25 Mar. 2013 by 100 Word Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I was trapped!
Let me start by saying that this book probably wasn't written for me. You see I'm not a child and this is a children's story. Read more
Published on 23 Mar. 2013 by M. Brookes
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