These delightful picture books feature very human characters that have adventures and experiences children can identify with. They feature a friendly Scandinavian troll Olaf, who lives in the troll capital of the southern hemisphere, Norsewood. The books have featured twice on television and are popular around New Zealand and overseas.
The Troll & The Huia by Norsewood NZ author Lyn McConchie, illustrated by Judith Giddens
This story highlights the importance of preserving and conserving our native wildlife and the importance of calling in the professionals to help if necessary. The main characters find a strange bird in a hidden valley in the Ruahine Ranges. The Huia bird once common in the Norsewood and Dannevirke area is thought to be extinct, but this story has a more optimistic outlook.
A portion of the proceeds of this book goes to Pukaha Mount Bruce forest restoration project.