The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Janet Stevens gives us a new look at the confrontation between three billy goats and an ugly troll. “The pictures are exceptionally well reproduced, and Stevens makes clever use of her layout, propelling the actions out of the borders at times, giving them verve and movement.”--Booklist

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User Review  - lmalak1 - LibraryThing

I thought this story was really cute. One thing I enjoyed about this story was the illustrations. The illustrations are so dramatic and bold. The size differences between each billy goat is amazing ... Read full review

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User Review  - HelenDiekoff - LibraryThing

The Three Billy Goats Gruff is about billy goats who are trying to get to the hillside to get fat on delicious grass. They run into some trouble with a troll under a bridge, but the largest billy goat stands up to the troll and defeats him. This book is intended for elementary school children. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Janet Stevens is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books, including Tops & Bottoms, a Caldecott Honor Book. With her sister and co-author, Susan Stevens Crummel, she created the acclaimed best-sellers The Great Fuzz Frenzy, Help Me, Mr. Mutt!, The Little Red Pen and more. She is also the illustrator of the Epossumondas books, written by renowned storyteller Coleen Salley. Janet Stevens lives in Colorado. For more information, visit

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