The Finger-Eater

By Dick King-Smith

Illustrated by Arthur Robins

A funny and fantastical adventure story featuring a finger-eating troll and a very determined heroine, from one of the world's favourite children's authors.

Dick King-Smith, the much-loved author of Babe, spins a hilarious cautionary tale perfect for readers aged 5+. Featuring black and white illustrations by Arthur Robins, this is a classic story that will delight both parent and child. Long ago, in the cold lands of the North, there lived a troll named Ulf who had a very bad habit – he liked to eat fingers! Many, many men, women and children had found their hands a finger short thanks to the razor-sharp teeth of the Finger-eater. And who knows how many more might have suffered the same fate if it hadn't been for the actions of a resolute girl called Gudrun!

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406341867
  • Published: 01 Nov 2012
  • Price:
    £5.99 now £2.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 64

More to explore...

  • Sophie-Is-Seven
  • Sophie-in-the-Saddle
  • Sophie-s-Lucky
  • Sophie-s-Snail
  • Sophie-Hits-Six

More books for age 5+

  • The-Girl-with-the-Parrot-on-Her-Head
  • Grandpa-s-Guardian-Angel
  • Shaun-the-Sheep-Movie-Flock-in-the-City-Sticker-Activity-Book
  • France-Panorama-Pops
  • See-What-a-Seal-Can-Do
  • Blue

Customer reviews


'Very, very funny … the drawings are hilarious. ' Daily Mirror

Write your own review

By submitting a review you grant us the right to display and use it in any way; please read our General Legal Notices for full details. If you are under 16, please obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before submitting or ask your parent/guardian to submit on your behalf.

Special Offer

Paperback £5.99 now £2.99

Also available in:

This title isn't currently available in any other formats

Recently viewed