Muncle Trogg
Janet Foxley
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UK Price: £5.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 7+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-906427-03-0
Illustrator: Steve Wells
Publication date: February 2011
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Giants live on top of Mount Grumble, hidden from the humans below.

But not all of them are giant-like. Muncle Trogg is so small that he’s laughed at by the others for being human-sized. Fed up, he decides to take a look at the Smallings that he’s meant to look like. But what he discovers is very surprising!

An affectionate and charming upside-down fairy tale, this is the magical story of the residents of Mount Grumble and the tiny giant who saves the day.

For anyone who loved Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon.

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'Surefire fare for Cressida Cowell and Philip Ardagh fans.'
Booklist, USA
Winner of The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2010.
' ... a hugely enjoyable romp, with some great characters ... will have children laughing out loud'
Andrea Reece, Books For Keeps
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SHEFFIELD BOOK AWARDS 2011
SHORLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES PRIZE 2012
' ... funny, enjoyably yucky and entertainingly illustrated.'
Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times
' ... funny, clever and touching debut ... Muncle Trogg is a real find and deserves to be a giant success.'
Amanda Craig, The Times

‘Ma!’ shrieked Muncle. ‘Gritt’s upside-downing me!’

Muncle tried to wriggle out of his brother’s grip.

‘Ma!’

He yelled again, swinging wildly. He was going to be sick if Gritt dangled him upsidedown for much longer.

"I wanted to write a story set in a fairytale world, and decided on giants because there hadn’t been many books about giants lately. Now I needed a hero with a problem and immediately a picture of a tiny giant dangling from a huge hand came into my mind. I felt at once that I had created an endearing character and my feeling proved right when MUNCLE TROGG was picked as the winner of the 2010 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition."

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