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In the majestic kingdom of Holly Hills lives Tim the Timid, a shy boy who has big dreams. He longs to join the jousting team so he can be one of the Knights, the coolest and most valiant kids at Ye Olde Elementary School. When tryouts are announced, Tim’s friend Bethany the Brave offers him some advice: whatever Tim does, he must ignore the trolls.
For it’s not all fairies and unicorns in Holly Hills. The land is overrun with nasty, mocking creatures that love attacking the weaknesses in others with the help of their magic picture-takers, and flocks of vicious blue birds that tweet their cruelty across the kingdom. If you try to fight them, they only multiply.
But shutting out their empty taunts is easier said than done. Will Tim learn to just ignore the trolls, and ride to victory?
Children are interacting with social media at younger ages than ever before. Ignore the Trolls is funny fairytale with a serious message about the online bullies known as trolls, and how to deal with them.
Jordan Gershowitz is a seasoned screenwriter, playwright, and author. His debut picture book, Ignore the Trolls, will be released by POW! Kids in 2019. Named to the 2018 ‘Young And Hungry’ List as one of Hollywood’s top new writers, Jordan has written for iconic properties such as Tom & Jerry, Danger Mouse, Laurel & Hardy, and Sesame Street. His recent television credits include Nickelodeon’s Welcome To The Wayne, Warner Bros’ Bunnicula, and Disney’s Gigantosaurus. Internationally, his work appears on Amazon, Boomerang, the BBC, and others. Jordan’s latest project, Bar Crawl, was named to the 2018 Hit List as one of the best spec scripts of the year. In addition to writing, Jordan has executive produced the feature films; Temps, Random Tropical Paradise, and The Good Catholic (Winner, Best Picture – Santa Barbara International Film Festival). Jordan is also an award-winning musician and was nominated for the MTV VMA for Best Breakout Artist as a member of the band Rushmore.
Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator originally from South India, now working in the Bay Area, California. She was drawn to art at a young age, and began by creating work for school and local events. In college, she did a Bachelor of Arts in Literature, and enjoyed drawing characters from her favourite novels and plays. She then did her Master of Fine Arts in Animation and Digital Arts, at NYU Tisch in Singapore. She has worked on over 10 published picture books for children. She has worked on animation and illustration projects for Google, Snapchat, Wechat, Discovery Channel, and Carolina Panthers, Pratham and Ogilvy, among her clients.