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Enid Hallgrim[1], better known as Ms. Hallgrim (/hɔlɡrɪm/ HAWL-grim) is a teacher at Edmund Ahlberg Elementary School. She teaches the class that Hilda, David, and Frida are in.

She does not appear in any of the graphic novels, but was created for the animated series. She does appear in the novelization.

Appearance

Ms. Hallgrim is a short, elderly woman with dark skin and white hair. She also wears glasses.

In her younger days, she had brown hair.

Personality

Ms. Hallgrim is quite a strict teacher that values discipline and students following protocols. It's because of this she and Hilda got off on the wrong foot. She is also not above being biased towards students that she believes are unfit for her class. For example, when during the Parent's Night in "Chapter 5: The Troll Rock" a baby troll caused trouble in the school, she immediately assumed Hilda to be the culprit.

However, after Hilda stood up to an adult Troll that came to get her lost baby back, Ms. Hallgrim warmed up to her and allowed her to stay in her class.

In the novel "Hilda and the Great Parade", Ms. Hallgrim is depicted as even stricter than in the animated series, and gets into more arguments with Hilda.

Biography

Animated series

So far, Ms. Hallgrim only had a major role in "Chapter 5". In this episode, she is in charge of the parent's night at the Ahlberg School. She tried to use this opportunity to talk in private with Johanna about Hilda, whom she believed should be put in a special class due to her behaviour in school. This was increased even further when strange things begin to happen during the parents night, like someone throwing a rock at a projector. Ms. Hallgrim believed Hilda to be responsible, while in fact the culprit was a young Troll that David had accidentally brought to school as part of his rock collection.

During the episode, Hilda, David and Frida desperately tried to keep Ms. Hallgrim from realizing the truth, since if word got out what David did he could get sent to jail. When the sun set, and the Troll began to wreck havoc in the school, Ms. Hallgrim again believed Hilda to be responsible. She finally managed to get to talk to Johanna in her office, but fortunately for Hilda, Johanna stood up for her. It was then that the mother of the baby troll attacked the school, and Hilda got a chance to show Ms. Hallgrim her talent for befriending dangerous creatures. She returned the baby troll to it's mother, and convinced Ms. Hallgrim to keep silent about what happened.

Ms. Hallgrim also had a brief appearance in "Chapter 9: The Ghost", in which she told Frida that she had accidently handed in last weeks homework. This further underminded Frida's at the time already low self-image, and made her nervous enough to consider dropping out of the Class President election.

In "Chapter 1: The Troll Circle", she can be seen among the students and staff of the school as Hilda is picked up by Erik Ahlberg to go on patrol with him. In "Chapter 6: The Old Bells of Trolberg", she can be seen reacting to Ahlberg activating all the bells in Trolberg.

In "Chapter 8: The Fifty Year Night", when Hilda traveled 50 years back in time, she briefly encountered a young Hallgrim and her mother.

Novelization

The events from "Chapter 5: The Troll Rock" are adapted into the book "Hilda and the Great Parade". Like in the episode, Ms. Hallgrim and Hilda don't get along well. Early in the story, Ms. Hallgrim assigns Hilda, David and Frida to the same group for the Wonderful Trolberg project, where the class has to make an exhibition for parents night. But after receiving complaints from both David's and Frida's parents regarding Hilda's behavior, she forces Hilda to complete the project alone.

Her role during the adventure with the Baby troll is slightly downplayed; instead of her, it is Principal Magnusson that almost sounds the alarm when the Female troll shows up at the school to get her child back. The last that is seen of Ms. Hallgrim in the book is that she faints when she hears Alfur (who is trapped inside a lamp and whom she can't see) talk.

She also has a cameo in "Hilda and the Nowhere Space" in the nightmare created by David's Marra. In the other books, she only gets mentioned a few times but makes no appearance.

Appearances

Animated series

Novelization

Trivia

References


ve Characters
Main characters HildaJohannaFridaDavidAlfur AldricTwig
Humans
Sparrow Scouts Raven LeaderWilly
Trolberg Safety Patrol Erik AhlbergGerda GustavKeeper of the Bell
Witches KaisaMatilda PilqvistThe Committee of Three
Vikings Torgund's clan (TorgundOlafBjarnsenElofUliSolveig) • Knudsen clan (KnudsenGunnhildFergurdsenRedsdottirErrolHrothgar)
Other kids TrevorTrevor's friends
Other adults Bearded sailorDavid's dadDavid's momEdmund AhlbergEmil GammelplassenFrida's dadFrida's momFarmerEnid HallgrimLinn JacobsenLloydPeter OstenfeldPrincipal MagnussonKelly's momPeg legged sailorVictoria Van GaleTrevor's momMulch ManagerSigrid SpenstigUnnamed ladyGil JonesWandaHead of Marketing of Jortsother
Creatures
Elves AdelineAldric FamilyAloysiusBarchBragga Family (Agnes BraggaBartell Bragga) • Elf KingElf Prime MinisterElf mayorGertrudePrime Minister's cavalryRupertTomasJester elfUlrik
Giants: Forest GiantJorgenIllusSigmund
Trolls AmmaBabaBaba's momBaby trollFemale trollTrundleTrundle's brotherTwo-Headed Troll
Nisse Tontu (alpha)Tontu (beta)Victoria Van Gale's nisseTontu (David’s house)
Spirits: Water SpiritsWeather Spirits
Marra David's MarraKelly
Ghosts Abigail's dadCraigie WilliamsEngilbjort WilliamsGhost refereeDraugen (AbigailNicholasDraugen Captain) • Shoe-stealing ghost
Yule Lads KertasnikirPvorusleikirKetkrokurStekkjarsaurGluggagaegir
Other creatures CedricDeer-foxes (Deer-Fox HerdTwig's parents) • Barghest (Jellybean) • GrylaThe House in the WoodsKrakenNittens (AngelinaPeppercorn) • Rat KingRock-Chewing SlugSigurdSalt-LionThunderbird (The Great Raven) • Tide MiceVittra (Georgie) • Walking Land CreatureWoffWood Folk (Wood Man) • LindwormTriffidEldridVoid of No ReturnTildy's monstersTime WormRed wolfother
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