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The three billy goats Gruff
Galdone, Paul.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Houghton Mifflin Co., [1998]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book (31 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm)
Three clever billy goats outwit a big ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain.
General Note:
Side one with page turn signals ; side two without page turn signals.
Reading Level:
500 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 32038.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.6 1 Quiz: 15778.
Subject Term:

Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Collins Library CASSETTE KIT 1025 Juvenile Media Kit Media Kits
Elma Library CASSETTE KIT 1025 Juvenile Media Kit Media Kits
Frank E. Merriweather Library CASSETTE KIT 1025 Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale.

Author Notes

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and immigrated to the United States in 1928. Though he was also a painter and sculptor, he is best known as a writer and illustrator of children's books.

During his early career Galdone worked in the art department at Doubleday where he designed a successful book jacket. The experience led him to believe that he could make a living as a freelance illustrator. He left behind the working world of New York City when he and his wife moved to rural Rockland County, New York.

Many of Galdone's works are adaptations of fairy tales and folktales. Some of these are The House that Jack Built (1961), Cinderella (1978), and Three Aesop Fox Fables (1971). He illustrated the well-known Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars and sequels written by Ellen MacGregor. He has illustrated works by John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Lear, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. During his career he illustrated over 100 books and wrote and illustrated several dozen others.

Galdone was twice runner up for the Caldecott Medal, in 1957 and 1958.

Paul Galdone died in 1986.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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