Synopses & Reviews
Shrek meets Dork Diaries in this comic novel of a troll trying to figure out how to be more popular.
It's not easy being Zarf. As a troll, he's stuck at the bottom of the middle school hierarchy, way below the prince and knights (populars), ogres and giants (jocks), and even the lowly minstrels (band geeks). Plus, trolls aren't exactly known for their brain power or cool demeanor. But it gets worse. When the king disappears and Zarf's archenemy, the prince, ascends the throne, he makes Zarf's life even more miserable. And so it is that Zarf and his two sidekicks (a neurotic, mutton-obsessed pig and the not-funny son of the court jester) set out to find the missing king as well as their way to middle school heroism. (Okay, the heroism part might be wishful thinking.)
The first book in this brilliant new illustrated series from comics creator Rob Harrell is perfect for fans of fractured fairytales and the Land of Stories series.
“A Wimpy Kid format with a fairy-tale twist? Yes, this is bound to be a hit.” Booklist
“Entertainingly goofy. A promising series kickoff full of off-kilter action and humor.” Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Rob Harrell writes and draws the long-running daily comic strip [email protected]
, which appears in more than 140 papers worldwide. He also created and drew the internationally syndicated comic strip Big Top until 2007. Rob recently published his first middle grade graphic novel, Monster on the Hill
, which Kirkus
called a deliciously cinematic...indie charmer in a starred review. He lives with his wife in Austin, Texas.