Welcome to my illustrated bibliography of all of the books in Frederick Muller’s Folk & Fairy Tales series (also known as the World Fairy Tales Collection). These books were published between the late 1950s to the early 1970s – mostly by Frederick Muller, but several were also published by Follett. The books contain some lovely tales from countries all around the world, and all the ones I have read have been of a high standard.
Different countries are covered by different authors, and the black and white (no colour) illustrations are by a variety of different illustrators, but all are quality.
If you’re looking to collect some or all the books in this series, they can easily be collected separately, because the dust jacket for each book is often illustrated in the style of the regional tales being told, so the books don’t always look like a series. There are also several books created towards the end of the series which contain representative tales from many countries if you are interested in reading a sampler of stories.
The Magic Bridle and other Fairy Tales from Great Britain and Ireland by Forbes Stuart, illustrated by Richard O’Connor
Frederick Muller, 1974