The Three Billy-Goats Gruff, Series 606d, 1968


The Three Billy-Goats Gruff, Series 606d, 1968.  This book, illustrated by Robert Lumley, was the 15th book in the original series of 27 Well-Loved Tales books.   The text, as always in the books of this series, was written by Vera Southgate.

As usual, the tales with lots of magical animals in them were given to Robert Lumley to illustrate but in this book, and here he uses humour, energy and observation to create images that will create real drama for a young child at bedtime.  The Bridge Troll is a brilliant creation and surely one of the scariest fairy tale villains ever?  What child (what adult?) is ever completely comfortable crossing a foot bridge ever again?  The angles that Lumley creates are very cinematographic and create drama in themselves.  (You can tell I’m a big fan of this one).

This copy:

The Three Billy-Goats Gruff, matt boards, Illustrated by Robert Lumely.   The book is in fair condition only – a ‘reading copy’ or gap-filler of a quite hard-to-find title.  The grubby cover and edge wear can be seen in the photos but the spine has also been reinforced with book tape.  The pages are in reasonable condition but there are a few marks and blemishes and grubby patches.  The book dates to the early 1970s and has the original price 15p on the back.

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Weight 0.11 kg