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Selected Troll Books
Updated: 31 May 2011

Troll Lore:




Danske folkesagn
Language:  Danish
Author:  Lebech, Mogens
Published: København 1965 (Foreningen Fremtiden)
Pages:  96 pp.
Comment: Illustrations by Johan Thomas Lundbye



Jättar och troll i Sverige

Language:  Swedish
Authors:  Topelius, Ann-Sofi and Christer
Published: Stockholm : Fabel, 1961
Pages:  30 pp.
ISBN: 
Comment: Illustrations by Ehrén, Svenolov



For noen troll

Language:  Norwegian
Authors:  Sivertsen, Birger
Published: Andresen and Butenschön, 2000
Pages:  319 pp.
ISBN: 9788276940701
Comment: Thorough journey through Norwegian folklore, focusing on trolls, tusser, huldrar and nisser.


Islandske trolde
(Icelandic title: "Allt um trolls") (English title: "Icelandic Trolls")
Language:  Danish, Icelandic, and English
Author:  Pilkington, Brian
Published: Gad, 2000 (Danish edition)
Pages:  20 pp.
ISBN:  87-27-03702-8
Comment: Picturebook about the life of Icelandic trolls and with selected fairy tales.

Troldens hat og andre østjydske sagn om troldfolk
Language: Danish
Author:  Jensen, Henrik Kjærgaard
Illustrator:  Stine Nonnegaard-Pedersen
Published: Randersegnens Biblioteker, 2000.
Pages:  40 pp.
ISBN:  91-27-06873-0
Comment: 14 local tales, based on the Danish folklorist Evald Tang Kristensen's collections of Danish tales and myths


Troll och människa: Gammal svensk folktro
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anguage:  Swedish
Author/editor:  Schön, Ebbe
Published:  Natur och Kultur, 1999.
Pages:  142 pp.
ISBN:  91-27-06873-0
Comment: Simply the best book on trolls in Scandinavian folklore - written by popular Swedish folklorist, but only available in Swedish so far...

Troll: det norske trollets forskrekkelige liv og historie.
Language: Norwegian
Author/editor:  Ingulstad, Frid
Published:  Oslo : Gyldendal, 1993.
Pages:  94 pp.
ISBN: 82-05-21778-5


Troll
illustrations: Elisabeth Nyman
Language:  Swedish
Author/editor:  Schön, Ebbe
Published: Stockholm:
Publisher: Natur och Kultur, 1997.
Pages:  43 pp.
ISBN:  91-27-06727-0
Comment: A good introduction for children to trolls in Scandinavian folklore - written by popular Swedish folklorist and with beautiful illustrations, but only available in Swedish so far...

När man talar om trollen
Language: Swedish
Author/editor: Tallerud, Berndt
Published: Stockholm
Publisher: Bonnier Carlsen, 1997.
Pages: ??
ISBN: ??


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Swedish Folk Tales /Ill. John Bauer
Language: English


Trollen : deras liv, land och legender / illustrations: Bo Lundwall.
Language: Swedish
Author/editor: Swahn, Jan-Øjvind
Published: Stockholm : Bonnier, 1984.
Pages: 111 pp.
Series: (BonnierFakta)
ISBN: 91-34-50487-7

Norske troll
Language: Norwegian
Author/editor: Mathiesen, Reidun
Published: Oslo : Grøndahl Dreyer, c1994.
Pages: 53 pp. : ill;
ISBN: 82-504-2112-4 (ib.)

Tro og trolldom : folkeminner fra Porsanger / Richard Bergh.
Language: Norwegian
Author/editor: Bergh, Richard
Published: Oslo : Universitetsforlaget, 1968.
Pages: 247 pp. : ill.
Series: (Norsk folkeminnelags skrifter ; 101)
ISBN: 82-00-05629-5

Trollpakk og andre vetter / Eva Valebrokk.
Language: Norwegian
Author/editor: Valebrokk, Eva
Published: [Oslo] : Boksenteret, 1995.
Pages: 88 pp. : ill.
ISBN: 82-7683-043-9 (ib.)

Norske troll : den sanne historien / dokumentert ved en av dem og ført i pennen av Reidun Mathiesen /illustrations:Reidun Mathiesen
Language: Norwegian
Author/editor: Mathiesen, Reidun
Published: Oslo : Grøndahl Dreyer, c1994.
Pages: 53 pp. : ill.
ISBN: 82-504-2113-2 (ib.)

Huldra og annen trollskap : folketro før i tida / Eivind Heide.
Language: Norwegian
Author/editor: Heide, Eivind
Published: Oslo : Aschehoug, 1971.
Pages: 173 pp.

Hulder og trollskap : folkeminne fraa Østerdalen IV / Sigurd Nergaard.
Language: Norwegian
Author/editor: Nergaard, Sigurd
Published: Oslo, 1925.
Pages: 250 pp.
Series: (Norsk folkeminnelag ; 11)

Le troll et autres créatures surnaturelles : dans les contes populaires norvégiens / Virginie Amilien ; préface de Régis Boyer.
Language: French
Author/editor: Amilien, Virginie
Published: Paris : Berg international, 1996.
Pages: 297 pp.
Series: (Faits et représentations)
ISBN: 2-900269-93-8 (h.)
Interpreting Legend. Danish Storytellers and Their Repertoires
(Milman Parry Studies in Oral Tradition)
Author:  Tangherlini, Timothy R.
Published: Garland Publishing, New York 1994
Comment: An academic study for university students and teachers. If you are interested in Evald Tang Kristensen, who collected many troll stories, this book is a good introduction.

Fiction (incl. children's fiction):

Adskilligt om trolde
Language: Danish
Author/editor: Stilling, Herman
Published: Kbh : Lindhardt og Ringhof, 1994.
Pages: 76 pp.
ISBN: 8759504862

Nisser og trolde
Language: Danish
Author/editor: Stilling, Herman
Published: Kbh : Gyldendal, 1997.
Pages: 102 pp.
ISBN: 8759504862

Lilla Trollboken
Language: Swedish
Author/editor: Lidberg,Rolf
Published: Bonnier Carlsen Bokförlag AB, 1998
Pages: ? pp.
ISBN: 9163810239


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Trolls
Language: English
Author/editor: Lidberg,Rolf
Published: ???
Pages: ? pp.
ISBN: ???

Trollboken
Language: Swedish
Author/editor: Lidberg,Rolf
Published: Bonnier Carlsen Bokförlag AB, 1997
Pages: ? pp.
ISBN: 9163808005


Trollbröllop
Language: Swedish
Author/editor: Lidberg,Rolf
Published: Bonnier Carlsen Bokförlag AB, 1997
Pages: ? pp.
ISBN:  9163808021

Trollhistorier
Language: Swedish
Author/editor: Lidberg,Rolf
Published: Bonnier Carlsen Bokförlag AB, 1996
Pages: ? pp.
ISBN: 9163806304

Art:


Om konstnären John Bauer och hans värld
Language: Swedish
Author/editor: Agrenius,Helen
Published: Jönköping : Jönköpings Läns Museum, 1996
Pages: ? pp.
ISBN: 9185692298


Mumin
Language:
English
Author/editor: Anneli Ilmonen, Elli Perkko
Published:
Tammerfors stads huvudbibliotek 1987
Pages: 72
ISBN: 951-121144


Th. Kittelsen: Den Norske Faun
Language:
Norsk
Author/editor: Odd Hølaas
Published:
Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 1941 (repr. 1957 - later ????)
Pages: ???



Louis Moe og hans kunst
Language:
Dansk
Author/editor: Björn Moe, Kai Flor
Published:
H. Hagerups Forlag 1949
Pages: 93

General Folklore


Svensk Folktro A-Ö
Language:
Swedish
Author/editor: Ebbe Schõn
Published:
Prisma Stockholm 1998
Pages: 240
ISBN: 91-518-2892-8


Fabeldyr og sagnfolk
Language:
Danish
Author/editor: Bengt Holbek and Iørn Piø
Published:
Gyldendal København 1979 (2nd edition)
Pages: 447
ISBN: 87-567-3236-8