I wish I lived a thousand years ago. There would be beautiful castles, kings and queens, good knights, bad knights, fair ladies in danger, evil dragons from the mountains, and a giant troll that roars and eats anything.
What kid hasnt dreamed of living in fairy-tale timeshasnt imagined himself as the bravest knight in all the land (or at least the knights faithful squire). As he has done in his celebrated Theres a Nightmare in My Closet and its follow-ups, Mercer Mayer brings childhood fantasy hilariously to life here. Bad knights are forced to pick flowers for the king, a days adventure involves rescuing a cat from a tree, and our hero boldly fights a fire-breathing dragon using his trusty slingshot.
This silly charmer, originally published in 1968 as Terrible Troll, has been entirely redone in vivid color. Its a rediscovered gem with timeless appeal.
Mercer Mayer began writing and illustrating children’s books in 1966, and since then, he has published over 300 titles. Readers can open any of his award-winning books and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. Drawing… More about Mercer Mayer