Ordering Information

$24.95, 8 x 10, hardcover, 32 pages, full color images
ISBN: 978-1-937721-92-3

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Troll Forest

by Donna Marie Seim
Illustrated by Susan Spellman

From FOREWORD Reviews, October 2022:

Inspired by Norwegian folklore, this whimsical story follows a fourteen-year-old boy into an unexpected encounter. After the death of his father, Peter and his mother struggle to run their farm alone; he does jobs for neighbors to earn extra money. Returning from one such project, he encounters a troll family in the forest. When the troll child slips into unexpected danger, Peter is forced to face his fears to save him; the trolls repay his kindness with a generous gift.

DANIELLE BALLANTYNE (November / December 2022)

Join Peter on his adventures in the enchanting, magical Troll Forest!

  • 14 year old boy protagonist who plays violin
  • Peter rescues a young troll from river in a fantasy storyline
  • Original watercolor artwork echo Norwegian countryside
  • Norwegian language and folklore woven into story
  • 2nd to 4th grade reading level in 4/c for reluctant readers
  • 6th title by award-winning author/illustrator team

About the Author

Award-winning Donna Marie Seim’s love of children’s literature has always been her passion. Troll Forest is her fourth picture storybook, along with: Where is Simon, Sandy?, which has been translated into Spanish, ¿Dónde está Simón, Sandy?; Satchi and Little Star; and Bella and Jingles. Donna has also penned four middle-grade novels: Hurricane Mia; Charley, adapted from the book and performed as a play; Cheeky and Charlemagne; and the sequel, Cheeky and Charlemagne and the Great Sabotage.

Donna is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BSSW in the field of Social Welfare. Donna also holds a MA in Special Education from Lesley University. Donna lives in Newbury, Massachusetts, with her husband, Martin, and her dog, Charlie. You can see more of her work on http://www.donnaseim.com 

About the Illustrator

Susan Spellman pursues a dual career as a fine artist and as an illustrator with extensive experience in painting, portraiture, and children’s book illustration. She has illustrated more than forty books to date, with a number of them winning national and regional awards. She teaches and visits schools. Her illustration work can be viewed at: www.suespellmanstudio.com. Her fine artwork can be viewed at www.spellmancollection.com. She lives in Newburyport with her husband, Jay.