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Donna Seim (Author)
Susan Spellman (Author)

Troll Forest: A Norwegian Tale

Troll Forest: A Norwegian Tale

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Peter E. Randall | Jetty House
8.25 X 10.25 in
32 pg

1 - 4 (US school grade range)

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Peter, a fourteen-year-old boy, works as a hired farm hand in the next village to earn money to help his mother save their farm. On his way home, he finds himself alone in the forest just before dark. Peter has no choice but to spend the night in the forest. He falls into a restless sleep but is soon awakened by loud voices. In the moonlight, he sees a huge woman emerge from the forest followed by a ten-foot-tall man carrying a youngling on his shoulders. At first Peter is frightened by these strange folk; but when the youngling falls into a rolling stream, his parents unaware of his danger; Peter must decide whether to try to save the youngling or to stay safely hidden. In the end, with a little magic, will Peter be able to save the youngling and his mother’s farm? Join Peter on his adventures in the enchanting, magical Troll Forest.

Donna Seim Susan Spellman
Author Bio

Author Donna Seim is the award-winning author of three children’s picture books and three middle grade readers. Bella and Jingles is the story of a young girl who rescues a baby polar bear in Alaska. Where is Simon, Sandy? is set on the island of Grand Turk. It is the story of a little donkey that wouldn’t quit. Satchi and Little Star is the story of an island girl who tries to catch and tame a wild horse. Cheeky and Charlemagne is a North Country adventure with two furry friends, who save their friends from the trappers. Hurricane Mia is an adventure story of a young girl who sets out to find the tea that cures everything. Charley, set in 1910, is based on a true story of a streetwise city boy from Boston who, after being abandoned, finds himself taken in by a dairy farming family in rural Maine. Charley was adapted as a play and performed both in Massachusetts and Maine. Donna is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a BSSW in the field of social welfare. She holds a MA in Special Education from Lesley University. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Donna lives in Newbury, Massachusetts, with her husband, Martin, and her dog, Charlie. You can see more of her work at
Artist 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. Her fine art work can be viewed at: She has illustrated six previous titles by Donna Seim.