The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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by Paul Galdone
     
 

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The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale. "The large, lively, double-page spreads are sure to win a responsive audience at story hour." -- School Library Journal

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The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale. "The large, lively, double-page spreads are sure to win a responsive audience at story hour." -- School Library Journal

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll under the bridge to reach a meadow of grass and daisies.
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"The large, lively, double-page spreads are sure to win a responsive audience at story hour." School Library Journal
Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
This classic retelling of the Norwegian folktale has been given a new life in this smaller format reprint. A favorite of storytellers for its energy and the lyrical cadence of the "trip trap" refrain, it retains all of the integrity of the original. Galdone's larger-than-life illustrations capture the drama as one-by-one, from the smallest to the largest; the Billy Goats cross the forbidden bridge and encounter the Troll. With his bulbous nose, yellow teeth, and colorful flowing locks and his fur shirt girded with a chain belt, the Troll is menacing and frightening and just a wee bit comical. In succession, each Billy Goat becomes larger and more intimidating resulting in the reader hanging onto every word waiting for the inevitable showdown. Generations of children have rooted for the Billy Goats and will once again cheer as the Troll meets his just fate. The satisfying and familiar tag of "so snip, snap, snout, this tale's told out" adds a note of finality. A tale one never tires of is ready for a new generation of readers. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899190358
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1981
Series:
Paul Galdone Classics Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
61,237
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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"The large, lively, double-page spreads are sure to win a responsive audience at story hour."—School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
wondering More than 1 year ago
I loved this story as a child and am so glad it is available as an ebook for future generations!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lettering is so tiny as to be almost unreadable on the Nook screen. B&N should know better than simply to reproduce printed pages from large books when they know how small the print will be on the Nook screen. And there's no way to know how tiny the letters will be before buying the book! I want my money back!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, clever book. Kept me entertained for years as a young child. My daughter loved it when she was young. Still a favorite for the young ones in our family. This is one of those stories that withstands the test of time. Any child that loves animals will like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have used this in my reading instruction with struggling first and second graders as well as advanced kindergarten groups....always "can we read it again?"requests....
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Don't buy this book. There is a problem with the download, you wouldn't be able to view it.
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