Bog smelled the humans from across the lake. The stench floated high on the breeze, infecting the stars themselves, and then settled among the branches of the birch trees. What were humans doing in th
Bog smelled the humans from across the lake. The stench floated high on the breeze, infecting the stars themselves, and then settled among the branches of the birch trees. What were humans doing in their hunting grounds?
When his father is mercilessly turned to stone by the Troll Hunter's followers, a cave troll named Bog sets out to find the murderers and avenge his father. But with no leads and little knowledge of the human world, Bog knows his journey won't be easy. Along the way, he meets a huge forest troll named Small and a young human girl named Hannie. Together, they venture deeper into human territory, where they learn of the legendary Nose Stone—a rock rumoured to bring a stone troll back to life. Hope fills Bog's heart, but when he discovers the Troll Hunter is also going after the Nose Stone to destroy it, his quest becomes a race of cunning, trickery, and wits.
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is addicted to stories. She began to create her own stories when she was eight, and today she's the author of six successful novels for kids and teens. Karen also encourages new writers through workshops for kids, teens, and adults. She lives with her family in Toronto, Canada. For more about Karen, please visit www.karenkrossing.com.
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"Bog is an irresistible character—grouchy but sweet, deeply flawed but deeply noble. I didn't want his quest to end. Funny, inventive, and full of heart."
Lena Coakley, author of Witchlanders
"If you can read this novel without wishing you were a troll, you're a better human than me."
Emily Pohl-Weary, author of Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
"Bog is a well-written and intriguing allegory that delves into many of the tougher questions of life. Krossing uses magic, mystery, and humour to draw readers in, and she employs an engaging protagonist and cast of characters to take her readers on a journey of discovery. . . The main characters are all well-drawn, and the secondary characters play their parts well. Images and descriptions are evocative, and, at times, beautiful.
— CM Magazine
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The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) winner of the annual Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards-Canada, 2015