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The Resource The Sea of Trolls, by Nancy Farmer

The Sea of Trolls, by Nancy Farmer

Label
The Sea of Trolls
Title
The Sea of Trolls
Statement of responsibility
by Nancy Farmer
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Audio
Award
YALSA Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2006.
Review
  • Jack is an apprentice to the local bard, and his little sister, Lucy, believes she's a princess who will soon be rescued and returned to her castle. But it's the year 793, and fierce warriors come pillaging their village and carry the two away. Jack and Lucy must embark on a perilous journey through lands filled with trolls, dragons, giant spiders, and talking crows to get back home. Gerard Doyle uses his deep English voice to evoke a medieval era of Vikings and magic. He captures the complexity of the characters, with Jack equal parts courage and teenaged angst, and the warriors alternately cruel and humane. Doyle's performance is wonderful. A.B. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine
  • Gr 5-9 –In England in the early medieval period, young Jack is chosen by the village's bard to serve as apprentice in award-winning author Nancy Farmer's exciting fantasy (Atheneum, 2004). After the bard is attacked by a Nightmare, Jack develops the ability to feel everything at once, which causes him to be vulnerable to the "Life Force," the power that exists in all things in nature. When they realize that Viking berserkers are coming, Jack and the bard raise fog to hide the village, but Jack and his sister, Lucy, are captured by Ivan One-Brow and his crew and are taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless and his evil half-troll wife, Queen Frith. Jack casts a spell to make the queen's hair fall out. To save his sister from being sacrificed to the Norse goddess Freya, Jack must accept a quest to travel to the icy Troll kingdom to find Mimir's Well, from which he must drink in order to learn the magic spell to replace the Queen's hair. Throughout his journey, Jack must deal with an argumentative Norse Jill, trolls, giant troll bears, a dragon, and giant spiders. As he completes his quest, Jack matures and realizes that all beings have the Life Force within them and must answer to its calling, whether it is Yggdrisil, the giant life tree of the Norse, or the simple need of berserkers to raid and pillage. Farmer weaves the threads of Norse and Celtic mythology into a coming-of-age tale that followers of Tolkien and J.K. Rowling will enjoy. Gerard Doyle does an excellent job of narrating the story, giving each of the large cast of characters a unique voice. Although a lengthy audiobook, listeners will want to complete the journey.–Lisa D. Williams, Chocowinity Middle School, NC --Lisa D. Williams (Reviewed April 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 4, p73)
Additional physical form
  • Issued also as Recorded Books Unabridged Fiction on compact disc with book.
  • Issued also on cassette.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10284677
Cataloging source
RECBX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farmer, Nancy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
  • 10 years and up
  • Middle School
Interest level
X:
LC call number
PZ7.F23814
LC item number
Se 2004e
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 9
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Gerard Doyle
Reading level
6.2 L670:
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Doyle, Gerard
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Hanging Bag
  • Sea of Trolls
Series volume
[bk. 4]
Study program name
Reading Counts RC:
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's audiobooks
  • Mythology, Norse
  • Druids and druidism
  • Vikings
  • Bards and bardism
  • Saxons
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Trolls
  • Fantasy
  • Children's audiobooks
Target audience
  • juvenile
  • pre adolescent
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Sea of Trolls, by Nancy Farmer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Unabridged Fiction"--Container
  • Compact discs
  • "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56941336
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780689867446
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C2958
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)56941336
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Sea of Trolls, by Nancy Farmer
Publication
Note
  • "Unabridged Fiction"--Container
  • Compact discs
  • "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56941336
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780689867446
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C2958
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)56941336
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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