Of Pipes and Potions
The winter is a cruel one. Snow prevents transport and trade; boats remain in the harbour, sheltering from the jaws of the sea. The Big People are hungry and desperate. Two sister-trolls, Grimhildr and Dotta, live deep in the forest where they care for all kinds of animals in need. When they rescue a chocolate-brown dog they also make a loyal friend: Halvor. Unlike other Big Men, he understands the trolls' way of life and promises to help them in times of trouble.Trouble arrives unexpectedly in the form of a young minke whale, trapped in an inlet. The trolls are alarmed. Small forest-dwellers that they are, how can they turn the whale back to sea? But worse is yet to come.Sly-Erik and his crew are planning a hunting expedition.And time is running out…“Of Pipes and Potions” is a warm and wonderful tale of overcoming fear and inhibitions, of working together to help those in need.