The Bully Goat Grim by Willy Claflin
A Maynard Moose Tale

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This hilarious Maynard Moose tale as retold by master storyteller Willy Claflin takes us on another whimsical journey with the misadventures of a Bully Goat who suffers from Random Hostility Syndrome. The Bully Goat clashes with a three headed troll “fambly” and is undone by a baby girl troll when she suddenly realizes that, “…everybody ought to mess with him!” Her inspiration leads to a confrontation with the Bully Goat using only a pillow and three raggedy old bed sheets. After she cleverly outwits the Bully Goat, all of the forest animals follow her example and the threat of the bully is eliminated. Fortunately, everyone lives happily for “never afterwords” except for the Bully Goat since nobody likes a “dubnoxious beastly”. A Moose-English Glossary is included along with Hoofnotes to help guide you through the translation. This latest fractured fairy tale from the Piney Woods marks the third collaboration from the creative team who brought you the 2011Texas Bluebonnet Award winning book, The Uglified Ducky and the award winning Rapunzel & the Seven Dwarfs. James Stimson has worked his magic once again with his eclectic stylized illustrations that depict the humor of the offbeat trolls and capture the joy of the forest animals inhabiting the Piney Woods.
 

About Willy Claflin

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Willy Claflin became an instant success at the twenty-ninth annual National Storytelling Festival, completing a meteoric rise to fame over about thirty years. He is an accomplished songwriter, guitarist, and singer, as well as a teller of original and traditional tales of audiences coast-to-coast. James Stimson lives in northern California. He has worked in feature film animation, notably James and the Giant Peach, and is the author and illustrator of Thirteen O'Clock as well as the first two Maynard Moose Tales. This reclusive artist is believed to be a large hairy biped with enormous feet.
 
Published August 16, 2012 by August House. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Maynard (Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs, 2011, etc.) tells of Bully Goat Grim, a goat who is suffering from “Random Hostility Syndrome,” which causes him to lower his horns and head-butt cute, fluffy forest creatures.

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The Bully Goat Grim hollered to her, “Beware, beware, the Bully Goat Grim!

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Gr 2–5—With a storyteller's voice and a wry sense of humor, this offering turns "Three Billy Goats Gruff" on its head. Suffering from Random Hostility Syndrome, Bully Goat Grim enjoys tossing little furry "amunals" over the tops of trees with his big, boney head. When he encounters a "fambly" of ...

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Gr 2–5—With a storyteller's voice and a wry sense of humor, this offering turns "Three Billy Goats Gruff" on its head. Suffering from Random Hostility Syndrome, Bully Goat Grim enjoys tossing little furry "amunals" over the tops of trees with his big, boney head. When he encounters a "fambly" of ...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of The Bully Goat Grim: A Maynar...

Gr 2–5—With a storyteller's voice and a wry sense of humor, this offering turns "Three Billy Goats Gruff" on its head. Suffering from Random Hostility Syndrome, Bully Goat Grim enjoys tossing little furry "amunals" over the tops of trees with his big, boney head. When he encounters a "fambly" of ...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of The Bully Goat Grim: A Maynar...

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