Bjørn Rørvik

The Return of the Billy Goats Gruff

The Billy Goats Gruff at the Water Parkhas been one our greatest picture book successes in recent years, as a comical, adventure-fuelled text with lively, vivid illustrations. The Return of the Billy Goats Gruff is the sequel to this success.

It’s been a while, and the billy goats Gruff are beginning to wonder what they should do during their summer break. The two smallest billy goats want to take a trip abroad, but the biggest billy goat tells them that it’s too expensive. He wants them all to join him out to pasture, just like they did last time. Against their will, the two smallest billy goats join him, but there have been some big changes. The troll has gone and the mountain pasture offering the best waffles has closed. It becomes clear that the troll has gone into a retirement home and the billy goats decide to visit him there.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Return is a wild, fantastic tale and a perfect sequel to the first book about the billy goats Gruff.

Illustrated by Gry Moursund.

So far sold to: Denmark, Sweden

‘You would be hard pressed to find a cooler fairy tale… This book was written to be read by adults and children together, with typography to indicate when you should raise and lower your voice, or baaaaa a bit more.’

Dagbladet

'… a charming return to the hilarious Billy Goats Gruff with playful illustrations from Gry Moursund … Whether cunning or furious, scared or miserable, the troll is just as magnificently portrayed as before. No one can draw like a child better than Gry Moursund. Not even children.'

Barnebokkritikk.no

This is both familiar yet provocative, recognisable yet new. Laid back, free and modern language is combined with traditional folk tale turns of phrase to great effect. Closely linked to Moursund’s...detailed illustrations, which fill the pages with colourful specimens from the animal kingdom.

Hamar Arbeiderblad

This is both familiar yet provocative, recognisable yet new. Laid back, free and modern language is combined with traditional folk tale turns of phrase to great effect. Closely linked to Moursund’s...detailed illustrations, which fill the pages with colourful specimens from the animal kingdom.

Hamar Arbeiderblad

This is both familiar yet provocative, recognisable yet new. Laid back, free and modern language is combined with traditional folk tale turns of phrase to great effect. Closely linked to Moursund’s...detailed illustrations, which fill the pages with colourful specimens from the animal kingdom.

Hamar Arbeiderblad

Bjørn Rørvik

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Photo: Observatoriet

Bjørn F. Rørvik has worked extensively with film and video projects for the business sector, and for children. He studied media in Volda, with a specialization in film and television. His first children's book was published in 1996.

GRY MOURSUND
(b. 1969)
Gry Moursund graduated from the National Art Academy with a specialization in illustration and graphic design. She has since received a number of prizes for her illustrations, among them the Brage Prize in 2003. In 2009 she won the Ministry of Culture´s Picture Book Award for her book The Three Billy Goats Gruff at the Water Park.

Rights sold to

China
Denmark
Faroe Islands
France
Germany
Sweden

Foreign rights

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Edited August 28, 2019 by Cappelen Damm Agency