Life of Zarf (Paperback)
The Troll Who Cried Wolf
Puffin Books, 9780147511720, 288pp.
Publication Date: August 23, 2016
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Even after rescuing the king, Zarf is scum on the bottom rung of the middle school social ladder. After all, he is still a troll. But at least he still has his two best friends, Kevin and Chester . . . until Kevin disappears, that is. It seems a band of wolves are seeking revenge for the constant disgrace they’ve suffered over the years, and Little Red Ridinghood’s kid might be next on their list. Now it’s up to Zarf to crank out a solution from that troll brain of his, and save his best friend before it’s too late.
Award-winning comic creator Rob Harrell has middle-grade humor mastered. This second book in his Life of Zarf series is packed with even more witty one-liners and clever twists on classic folk and fairytales. It's perfect for fans of Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series.
Praise for Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels:
"Entertainingly goofy. A promising series kickoff full of off-kilter action and humor." —Publishers Weekly
"A Wimpy Kid format with a fairy-tale twist? Yes, this is bound to be a hit." —Booklist
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Praise For Life of Zarf: The Troll Who Cried Wolf…
"Harrell tells the tale Wimpy Kid-style with punch lines, much of the dialogue, and snarky asides...delivered by a cast of deadpan cartoon figures." —Kirkus Reviews
"Gather up all of your preteen boys and booktalk this title immediately!" — School Library Connection
"This zippy illustrated novel merges fairy tales and middle-schoolangst skillfully." —Booklist
Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels Accolades:
A 2014 BEA Buzz Pannel selection
“Entertainingly goofy. A promising series kickoff full of off-kilter action and humor.” —Publishers Weekly
"A Wimpy Kid format with a fairy-tale twist? Yes, this is bound to be a hit... This is a witty twist on ordinary school-day troubles, and Harrell’s turning of familiar fairy-tale tropes on their heads adds to the charm (and a lot to the amusement factor)...this ought to find a sweet spot at the nexus betweenfans of humor and fans of fractured fantasies."—Booklist