Julebyen 2018

Dec. 1 & 2
Knife River, Minnesota


Troll Village has an authors and illustrators book tent and more nordic wares and food vendors. Located next to the Troll Train.

Authors and Illustrators Book Tent

Hush Hush, Forest

AUTHOR Mary Casanova is an award-winning children's author of many novels and picture books. Many of her books stem from her life on the Minnesota-Canadian border. She writes stories that matter--and stories that kids can't put down.

Seven Ways to Trick a Troll

AUTHOR Lise Lunge Larsen was born and raised in Norway and has become a well-known storyteller and award-winning author. She is known as "The Troll Lady"!

But This is Not Me!

AUTHOR Dr. Susan Larson Kidd Meet Hairy the woodpecker - star of this begining reader children's book that introduces the world of birds."

The Witness Tree

AUTHOR Amy Pendino Review: "Amy Pendino brings to life characters who matter to us as they take and lose chances... despite the consequences."

I Know You're Here

AUTHOR Krista Betcher This book is a compilation of moments in time during the first three years after my husband's death. God winks.

ILLUSTRATOR Kari Vick lives in Lutsen, Minnesota where she works in both traditional painting and modern printmaking.


AUTHOR Krista Betcher You're off to middle school! It's a big change for you, and YAB is here to make the transition a breeze.

ILLUSTRATOR Kevin Cannon has spent his career illustrating children's books and graphic novels, as well as writing for comic books like Spongebob and Adventure Time. He lives in Minnesota with his wonderful wife, Maggie.

Adventure North

AUTHOR Sean Bloomfield Two teenagers set off from their hometown in Minnesota to embark on a 2,200 mile canoe journey up the heart of North America. Their destination: the permafrost shores of Hudson Bay.


The Mukluk Ball

AUTHOR Katharine Johnson Local author of "The Wind and the Drum" Katharine Johnson's new children's book, "The Mukluk Ball" is a sweet story about Karhu the Bear who wants to join the Mukluk Ball in a Finn town in Northern Mn. To be released Nov. 1, 2018.



Troll Village Vendors

Getten Creative

Art and poetry by Shelly Getten. Lovely block prints, poetry, upcycled frames.


Lila Felt Creative

Lila Boehland, Fiber Artist, wall hangings, pillows



Spokengear staff will be on hand for fat tire and electric bike demonstrations, bikes, gear, coffee, cocoa and treats. Outdoor equipment is also available for purchase.


Ray Shelerud Pottery

My work varies from earthenware and stoneware to porcelain. Firing ranges from Raku to high fire glazes. The pots are both functional and worthy of being displayed.


Halo Equine Center

Hand-led pony rides. Our mission: Helping humans heal, learn and grow with the aid of our equine friends.