Synopses & Reviews
No one draws trolls better than the Caldecott Honor artist Paul Galdone, and this beloved read-aloud classic about the three brother billy goats who dare to cross the hideous trolls bridge to get to the sweet grass on the other side has never been more dramatic. Galdones full-color, pen and ink wash illustrations are wild and woolly. The artist uses thin, multicolored lines to great effect, especially with the trolls hair. Bold perspectives, such as one view of the goat from under the bridge, add suspense and drama to an age-old favorite
"The large, lively, double-page spreads are sure to win a responsive audience at story hour." School Library Journal
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
"Galdone's dramatic, colorful illustrations are well suited to this old Scandinavian tale. Even the scale of the pictures seem to tell the story: the first Billy Goat Gruff looks small against a looming bridge; soon the troll completely fills the page, and then the big Billy Goat Gruff spreads across two. The third Billy Goat Gruff's gruesome challenge is deleted, and he butts his wild-haired, blue-nosed, yellow-toothed enemy into the water, marches trium- phantly up a daisy-covered hillside, and makes himself fat." Booklist, ALA
"This is bound to rivet attention at any story hour, and it ends reassuringly with the goats getting fat in peaceful spring-green fields of daisies. . . ." Kirkus Reviews
"Galdone's illustrations are in his usual bold, clear style. The three Billy Goats Gruff are expressively drawn, and the troll looks appropriately ferocious and ugly. The large, lively double-page spreads are sure to win a responsive audience at story hour." School Library Journal
The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale.
A folk tale classic by Paul Galdone, in a beautiful gift edition with gold foil accents. The three Billy Goats Gruff are hungry and want to go over the bridge to a fine meadow full of grass and daisies where they can eat and eat. But under the bridge lives a troll whoand#8217;s as mean as he is scary . . .
About 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.