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Charlotta Björnulfson AuthorCatarina Kruusval Illustrator

Trolls and other Beings/Troll och andra väsen

Picture Books

Trolls and other Beings/Troll och andra väsen

Giants, ghosts, werewolves, elves … Yes, in this book you get to find out lots of exciting facts about eleven mythical beings. Did you know that large boulders of stone may have been thrown by giants? That the forest keeper or skogsrå could trick people into losing their way? Elves could be dangerous, people couldn’t stop themselves from dancing when the water spirit Näcken played, and werewolves didn’t have shadows! There’s so much to learn from these short, yet rich texts and fascinating illustrations. Children will discover what these beings looked like, how they lived, how they behaved towards people, and how people used to try and protect themselves from them. For there was generally something a little scary associated with these mythical beings – even farm gnomes could occasionally become enraged!

Charlotta Björnulfson’s exciting facts have been beautifully illustrated by Catarina Kruusval, cleverly adding a feeling of magic and humour to the texts.

The eleven mythical beings described in the book are: revenants, witches, giants, water spirits, mermaids, forest keepers, ghosts, gnomes, trolls, werewolves and elves.

Charlotta Björnulfson


Charlotta Björnulfson, born in 1945, lives in Gothenburg but spends a lot of time in Bergslagen. She is active both as a writer and an illustrator, and it was when she was working as a special education teacher that she began to write and draw seriously. She has published about 15 books. Folklore is one…

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Catarina Kruusval

Author Illustrator

Catarina Kruusval has written and illustrated more than forty books for children up to the age of five. These include the popular stories about Ellen and Olle and their everyday adventures, and the books about Fia, a small girl in charge of her troop of toy animals. She has also illustrated well-known children’s songs and…

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