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Trollhunters /

by Toro, Guillermo del [author.]; Kraus, Daniel [author.]; Murray, Sean [illustrator.]; Gist, E. M [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Toro, Guillermo del, Trollhunters: 1.Publisher: Los Angeles ; Hyperion, 2015.Edition: First Hardcover edition.Description: 320 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781423125983; 1423125983.Other title: Troll hunters.Subject(s): Teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction | Monsters -- Juvenile fiction | Heroes -- Juvenile fiction | San Bernardino (Calif.) -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage boys -- Fiction | Monsters -- Fiction | Heroes -- Fiction | San Bernardino (Calif.) -- Fiction | Fantasy | Horror stories | Young adult fiction | Juvenile works | Horror fiction | Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Young adult works | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Horror fiction | Juvenile works | Fantasy fiction | Horror fiction | Horror fictionSummary: Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino-one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The book that inspired the Netflix original series Trollhunters, from Dreamworks Animation. </p> <br> "You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They're patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you've paid so much attention to in mirrors? It's delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don't cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites."<br> <br> Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino-one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.<br> <br> From the minds of Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.

Adapted into an animated Netflix series in 2016.

Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino-one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

Accelerated Reader AR 6.2 13.0 175629.

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Horn Book Review

Jim Sturges, a prototypical unpopular kid, discovers he is from a family of trollhunters and teams up with his friend Tub, his long-missing uncle, and some "good" trolls to defeat the child-eating European trolls invading America. Complex characters; plentiful action; vividly written horror ("a net of blood vessels twined up my forearm"); and Murray's detailed, sinister illustrations all complement one another. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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