Bog

  • Title: Bog
  • Author: Karen Krossing
  • ISBN: 9781554553150
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bog In the midnight forests of the north a cave troll named Bog has spent his young life hunting with his father and avoiding humans whenever possible When his father is mercilessly turned to stone by th
    In the midnight forests of the north, a cave troll named Bog has spent his young life hunting with his father and avoiding humans whenever possible When his father is mercilessly turned to stone by the Troll Hunter s followers, Bog sets out to find the murderers and avenge his father But with no leads and little knowledge of the human world, Bog knows his journey won t bIn the midnight forests of the north, a cave troll named Bog has spent his young life hunting with his father and avoiding humans whenever possible When his father is mercilessly turned to stone by the Troll Hunter s followers, Bog sets out to find the murderers and avenge his father But with no leads and little knowledge of the human world, Bog knows his journey won t be easy Along the way, he meets a huge forest troll named Small and a young human girl named Hannie Together, they venture deeper into human territory, where they learn of the legendary Nose Stone a rock rumoured to bring a stone troll back to life Hope fills Bog s heart, but when he discovers the Troll Hunter is also going after the Nose Stone to destroy it, his quest becomes a race of cunning, trickery, and wits.

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      Published :2019-06-10T10:53:28+00:00

    About Karen Krossing


    1. Karen Krossing is addicted to stories She began to create stories when she was eight, and she continued this habit by writing poetry in high school By then she was hooked on books, so she studied English at university then became a book editor and a copywriter Today, Karen writes novels and short stories for children and teens She also encourages new writers through workshops for kids, teens and adults Karen lives with her family in Toronto, Canada For about Karen, visit karenkrossing.


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    1. Bog is a delightful story for both the young as well as the young at heart!! With such a charming array of characters you will be quickly pulled into the happenings and lives of all. With many ups and downs, you will find moments filled with edge of your seat excitement balanced by moments of pure warmth. This is a little book with BIG heart. I will be reading it again. :)

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    2. A fantasy adventure inspired by Norse mythology (Ymir, Odin, creation) as well as an Ojibway legend of the Sleeping Giant.To save his father, Bog, a young cave troll, journeys to discover a lost treasure rumored to heal trolls turned to stone. He's also on a quest to stop the infamous Troll Hunter, who is mercilessly killing trolls and training other humans to do the same. Along the way he uncovers his true identity and deals with the aftermath of that revelation.I found the simplistic writing b [...]

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    3. This wasn't a bad read. I want to give it 3.5 stars. While I appreciated it, it's just not my kind of book. It starts out with Bog, a cave troll, out hunting with his father. They are discovered by humans who force them to stay outside after the sun comes up so that his father is turned to stone. It turns out that these humans had been learning from the Trollhunter, and that is how they were able to trick Bog and his father.After learning some disturbing news from his grandmother, Bog, his head [...]

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    4. Bog is a wonderful, inventive book about a young troll who must avenge the havoc humans have wreaked upon his family, and upon trolls everywhere. Krossing has done a masterful job of bringing the Northern Ontario setting to vivid life for her human audience. Shot through with humour, featuring a daring quest with unlikely companions, Bog will have you cheering as he ultimately succeeds in finding his way.

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    5. From the moment I first saw the compelling cover of this book I knew I wanted to read this story. Then I discovered it is set in a place dear to me, in and around Thunder Bay, Ontario. What a journey for the reader, tagging along with the complex and likeable Bog on his quest, experiencing the familiar environment in the unique (at times opposite-to-human) viewpoint of a troll. Immerse yourself in Bog’s world for a captivating read full of danger, humour, and hope.

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    6. Who knew trolls could be so charming? My kids and I loved this book :)

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    7. Bog is a charming story for MG readers with themes of prejudice, perseverance, courage and letting go of hate. good for lit circles or classroom reads.

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    8. This was a neat little book, set in northern Ontario in a way that feels familiar. I instantly recognized the legend of the Sleeping Giant and could picture the locations based on real-world places. The narration style seemed a little bit like it was written for adults, although the audience I think is around middle school. Sometimes the repetitive syntax distracted me from the actual events of the book, but I'm going to blame that one on the editors.

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    9. Young cave troll Bog lives with his father in the mountains. Like all trolls, he loathes humans and finds them hideous, smelly, and stupid. When a group of them hunt him and his father, though, and through tips gained from the enigmatic “Troll Hunter” manage to turn his father to stone, Bog vows revenge. Leaving the mountains he heads for the human cities to find the Troll Hunter. Along the way he encounters Small, a large forest troll whose band is, bizarrely, harboring a seven-year-old hum [...]

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    10. Thematically, not a bad story. But definitely, definitely, not my cup of tea. Before I let my opinion of this book cloud your mind, I do want to state that while, I might not have loved this book, I don't see why some kids wouldn't. It's a kid's book through and through and kids (probably 3rd through 6th) that are into fantasy and fairy tales might get a big kick out of this. Usually, I'm perfectly fine reading children's books, but this chapter book must have been the exception. I was a sheer f [...]

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    11. There's not a lot of middle grade fiction involving Norse mythology, so this was a interesting story to read. Mythology, like Grimm fairy tales, can often be not so nice, and this is the case. The Norse creation story involves trolls, so Bog and his pack are such. Pair them with humans trying to track them down, and a kind of Greek component of gods mating with humans, and you come up with a half troll/half human who must face the reality of his existence, all along seeing how each side of the e [...]

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    12. A short, simple adventure about a young forest troll named Bog who leaves his family to go on a quest to save his father, who was turned into stone by humans. Along the way he meets a bigger troll friend and a small human girl, and finds out a secret about himself that will make his mission much more complicated.Might resonate most with children of break-ups or divorce, since part of the story centers around one of the nastiest break-ups ever. I found it in the teen section, but it feels a bit y [...]

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    13. An exciting action-filled story that will have middle-grade readers convinced there are trolls in the woods of Northern Ontario. Bog leaves his family behind to seek revenge on the troll hunter who killed his father, but discovers things about humans and himself that make his quest more difficult than he ever could have imagined.

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    14. 3.5 stars. A young troll's father is turned to stone by humans, and he goes on a trip hoping to find a cure and get revenge on the evil Troll Hunter who was responsible.

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    15. I got this for free thur a good reads giveaway in exchange for a honest reviewI liked it

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    16. perfect book to read before bed.

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