Annotations for Three Billy Goats Gruff and Mean Calypso Joe


Baker & Taylor
In this retelling of the Norwegian tale, three clever billy goats outwit Calypso Joe, a big ugly troll that lives under the bridge on Split in Two Island in the Caribbean Sea.

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Baker & Taylor
When the three Billygoats Gruff try to cross the bridge that connects Split-in-Two Island, they are confronted by Calypso Joe, the nastiest troll on the island, and, by being clever, they teach Calypso Joe a valuable lesson, in a classic fairy tale that is vibrantly retold with a Caribbean spin.

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Simon and Schuster
In this bright and breezy retelling of the Brothers Grimm storytime favorite, the three Billygoats Gruff find themselves yearning for the delectable treats on the other side of their island. However, to get there, they first must cross a bridge...a bridge guarded by Calypso Joe, the self-proclaimed "meanest troll dis part of de island." Joe demands a toll from the goats, warning of a "big problem" if it isn¹t paid. But Joe soon learns that he¹s the one with the "big problem" -- in the form of a goat twice his size.

Told in a lilting Caribbean dialect so lush, you can practically feel the warm island breezes.

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