Barneblad: Let the trolls enchant you!

two little rock trolls

Photo: Mattea Bertling
Mattea’s lucky house trolls watch over her many plants. These furry little friends were lovingly crafted by Ione Bard of Lake Stevens, Wash.

The Norwegian American

Oh, trolls—alas, with all your faults, you are so endearing, perhaps just a little like us flawed human beings. 

And then there are those old troll tales of our childhood, and who doesn’t remember the troll dolls of their childhood, those funky little creatures with their psychedelic-colored hair?

With this issue’s Barneblad, you can relive your favorite troll memories or even create new ones as you color in an original drawing by our one and only design editor, Mattea Bertling—let the trolls enchant you as your imagination runs free!

My favorite troll

Explore the magic of the troll kingdom with us by sending in a photo of your favorite troll. The most enchanting ones will be selected to be published in a special “In the Hall of the Mountain King” photo montage in our next issue—and you will see them all pop up on Facebook and Instagram.

This article originally appeared in the July 23, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.