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Written by Ruth Manning-Sanders
Illustrated by William Stobbs
Published by Methuen Children's Books Ltd. in 1974
ISBN: 041677900X

Written by Ruth Manning-Sanders. Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Stock no. 1502670
1st. 1974. Hardback. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A collection of folk tales from countries as far apart as South Africa and Denmark, Japan and Britanny. Brown boards with gilt title in green title block to spine. B/w illustrations. 172 pages. 14 tales. ISBN: 041677900X. Erased pencil writing to front endpaper and half-title page. Grubby finger marks to margin of page 142, contents otherwise very good. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a very faded spine. Light stain along top edge and an odd mark to panels. Original price crossed out on front flap.

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Front cover

Cover of SIR GREENHAT AND THE WIZARD by Ruth Manning-Sanders


  • Sir Green Hat and the Wizard - Denmark
  • The Little Jizo - Japan
  • The Tailor and the Hunter - Austria
  • The Porridge Pot - Hanover
  • The Blue-grey Fleece - Mongolia
  • part 1 The Old Man and Woman
  • part 2 The Yellow-headed Swans
  • The Crane's Purse - Russia
  • Voo-too-koo - Zulu, South Africa
  • Hassan the Ropemaker - Arabia
  • The All-seeing Sun - Sicily
  • Pippi Menou and the Hanging Palace - Brittany
  • Plain Peter - Bavaria
  • The Glassy Bridge - Pomerania
  • Gold Lambs and Silver Lambs - Slavonia
  • Vanka - Russia