A Wimpy Kid format with a fairy-tale twist? Yes, this is bound to be a hit. --Booklist
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.
We are offering 10% off the list price of titles on the 2022/2023 school year Oregon Battle of the Books lists! The paperback's typical price is $9.99. The Trouble with Weasels is in OBOB's 3rd-5th grade division.
Author: Rob Harrell
Paperback, 288 pages, Ages 8-12. Publisher: Puffin Books, January 12, 2016.