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The Three Billy Goats Gruff—the FULL Story

Illustrated by Katherine Tillotson



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About The Book

The classic tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff gets a cheeky twist in this picture book retelling.

Trip trap, trip trap.
“ACH! Who is that tap-tap-tapping on my bridge?”

The story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and the way they outwitted a hungry bridge troll is one of our most well-known fairy tales…but how exactly did it become so? It turns out, the cleverness of the Brothers Gruff isn’t limited to tricking trolls—they are also genius self-promoters! (Keep those goats away from Instagram!)

Find out the rest of the story in this wily retelling.

About The Author

(c) Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson was a long-time editor at Atheneum Books for Young Readers and the critically acclaimed author of a number of books, including Have A Look, Says Book., illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, which Publishers Weekly proclaimed “a shoe-in for the bedtime rotation;” All Ears, All Eyes, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson; and This Beautiful Day, illustrated by Suzy Lee, which received three starred reviews. 

About The Illustrator

Photograph courtesy of the author

Katherine Tillotson is the illustrator of several children’s books, including All Ears, All EyesAll the Water in the WorldShoe Dog; and It’s Picture Day Today!. Ms. Tillotson lives in San Francisco with her husband. Visit her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (September 1, 2020)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481415736
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD590L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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