The Ogre of OglefortAges 7 to 11
Read aloud by actor Alex Jennings, The Ogre of Oglefort is a wonderfully spooky young fiction title from the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson.
When a Hag, an orphan boy called Ivo, Ulf the troll and wizard Brian Brainsweller are get sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, they expect it to be a fairly standard magical mission. But the ogre is depressed, the princess doesn't want to be rescued - and the ogre's dead wife is turning in her grave. The Norns who rule their fates decide to take things in hand - will the Ogre meet a bloody end, or will he get a happy ending?