Introduction

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.


African Fairy Tales (Muller)
African Fairy Tales (Muller)

African Fairy Tales by Kathleen Arnott, illustrated by Shyam Varma
Frederick Muller, 1967

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Arabian Fairy Tales (Muller)
Arabian Fairy Tales (Muller)

Arabian Fairy Tales by Amina Shah, illustrated by George Buday
Frederick Muller, 1969

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Muller Barbary Coast Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales from the Barbary Coast (Muller)

Fairy Tales from the Barbary Coast by Peter Lum, illustrated by Shyam Varma
Frederick Muller, 1967

*Fairy tales from Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco

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Muller Bohemia Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales from Bohemia (Muller)

Fairy Tales from Bohemia by Maurice and Pamela Michael, illustrated by John Lathey
Frederick Muller, 1968

*Folklore from the Czech Republic

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Muller Burmese Thai Fairy Tales
Burmese and Thai Fairy Tales (Muller)

Burmese and Thai Fairy Tales by Eleanor Brockett, illustrated by Harry and Ilse Toothill
Frederick Muller, 1965
Follett, 1967

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Follett Burmese and Thai Fairy Tales Brockett
Burmese and Thai Fairy Tales (Follett)
Muller Celtic Fairy Tales
Celtic Fairy Tales (Muller)

Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, ed Lucia Turnbull, illustrated by John D. Batten
Frederick Muller, 1965

*Irish and British folklore

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Muller Danish Fairy Tales
Danish Fairy Tales (Muller)

Danish Fairy Tales by Inge Hack, illustrated by Harry and Ilse Toothill
Frederick Muller, 1964
Follett, 1964

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Muller Follett Danish Fairy Tales
Danish Fairy Tales (Follett)
Muller English Fairy Tales
English Fairy Tales (Muller)

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, illustrated by John D Batten
Frederick Muller, 1959

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Muller French Fairy Tales
French Fairy Tales (Muller)

French Fairy Tales by Roland Grantt, illustrated by Patricia Morriss
Frederick Muller, 1958

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Muller German Fairy Tales
German Fairy Tales (Muller)

German Fairy Tales by Maurice and Pamela Michael, illustrated by Hazel Cook
Frederick Muller, 1963

*A non-Grimm selection

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Muller Great Britain Folk Tales
The Magic Bridle (Muller)

The Magic Bridle and other Fairy Tales from Great Britain and Ireland by Forbes Stuart, illustrated by Richard O’Connor
Frederick Muller, 1974

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Muller Greek Fairy Tales
Greek Fairy Tales (Muller)

Greek Fairy Tales by Barbara Ker Wilson, illustrated by Harry Toothil
Frederick Muller, 1966
Follett, 1968

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Muller Greek Fairy Tales
Greek Fairy Tales (Follett)
Muller Heroes of Kalevala
Heroes of Kalevala (Muller)

Heroes of Kalevala by Irma Kaplan, illustrated by Barbara Brown
Frederick Muller, 1973

*Finnish folklore

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Muller Indian Fairy Tales
Muller Indian Fairy Tales

Indian Fairy Tales by Lucia Turnbull, illustrated by Hazel Cook
Frederick Muller, 1965

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Indonesian Fairy Tales (Muller)
Indonesian Fairy Tales (Muller)

Indonesian Fairy Tales by Adele de Leeuw, illustrated by Harry Toothill
Frederick Muller, 1966

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Indonesian Fairy Tales (Follett)
Indonesian Fairy Tales (Follett)
muller italian fairy tales
Italian Fairy Tales (Muller)

Italian Fairy Tales by Peter Lum, illustrated by Harry and Ilse Toothill
Frederick Muller, 1972
Follett, 1963

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Muller Italian Fairy Tales
Italian Fairy Tales (Follett)
muller japanese fairy tales
Japanese Fairy Tales (Muller)

Japanese Fairy Tales by Juliet Piggott, illustrated by Genjiro Mita (Muller) / Harry Toothill (Follett)
Frederick Muller, 1972
Follett, 1962

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Muller Japanese Fairy Tales Piggott
Japanese Fairy Tales (Follett)
Muller Mexican Folk Tales 2
Mexican Folk Tales (Muller)

Mexican Folk Tales by Juliet Piggott, illustrated by John Sepnse (Follett)
Frederick Muller, 1973

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Muller North America Fairy Tales
Folk Tales from North America (Muller)

Folk Tales from North America by Peter Lum, illustrated by John Spenser
Frederick Muller, 1974

*”9 Eskimo tales, 7 tales of the East Coast Indians, 6 tales of the Central Plains Indians and 6 tales of the West Coast Indians”

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Muller Norwegian Fairy Tales
Norwegian Fairy Tales (Muller)

Norwegian Fairy Tales chosen and illustrated by Gert Strindberg
Frederick Muller, 1966

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Follett Norwegian Fairy Tales Strindberg
Norwegian Fairy Tales (Follett)
Muller Fairy Tales from the Pacific Islands Reed
Fairy Tales from the Pacific Islands (Muller)

Fairy Tales from the Pacific Isles by A. W. Reed, illustrated by Stewart Irwin
Frederick Muller, 1969

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Muller Persian Fairy Tales Brockett
Persian Fairy Tales (Muller)

Persian Fairy Tales by Eleanor Brockett, illustrated by Harry Toothill
Frederick Muller, 1962
Follett, 1968

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Follett Persian Fairy Tales Brockett
Persian Fairy Tales (Follett)
Muller Polish Folk Tales
Polish Fairy Tales (Muller)

Polish Fairy Tales by Zoë Zajdler, illustrated by Hazel Cook
Frederick Muller, 1966

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muller portuguese fairy tales
Portuguese Fairy Tales (Muller)

Portuguese Fairy Tales by Maurice and Pamela Michael, illustrated by Harry and Ilse Toothill
Frederick Muller, 1967
Follett, 1965

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Muller Portuguese Folk Tales
Portuguese Fairy Tales (Follett)
Muller Russian Fairy Tales Almedingan
Russian Fairy Tales (Muller)

Russian Fairy Tales by E.M. Almedingen, illustrated by Simon Jeruchim
Frederick Muller, 1957

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Muller Scottish Folk Tales
Scottish Folk Tales (Muller)

Scottish Folk Tales by Ruth Ratcliff, illustrated by Thomas R. Breheny
Frederick Muller, 1976

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Muller Finland Fairy Tales
The Sea King’s Gift (Muller)

The Sea King’s Gift and Other Tales from Finland by Zacharius Topelius, retold by Irma Kaplan, illustrated by Anne Knight
Frederick Muller, 1973

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Muller South American Fairy Tales Meehan
South American Fairy Tales (Muller)

South American Fairy Tales by John Meehan, illustrated by Jose Pradera
Frederick Muller, 1970

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Muller Spanish Fairy Tales Marks
Spanish Fairy Tales (Muller)

Spanish Fairy Tales by John Marks, illustrated by Hazel Cook
Frederick Muller, 1973

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Muller Sweden Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales from Sweden (Muller)

Fairy Tales from Sweden by Irma Kaplan, illustrated by Carol Calder
Frederick Muller, 1957

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Muller Switzerland Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales from Switzerland (Muller)

Fairy Tales from Switzerland selected and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin
Frederick Muller, 1950

*Originally published as The Three Sneezes and Other Swiss Tales

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Muller Turkish Folk Tales
Turkish Folk Tales (Muller)

Turkish Fairy Tales by Eleanor Brockett, illustrated by Harry and Isle Toothill
Frederick Muller, 1965
Follett, 1963

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Muller Turkish Fairy Tales Brockett
Turkish Folk Tales (Follett)

Muller Famous Fairy Tales of The World
Famous Fairy Tales of The World (Muller)

Famous Fairy Tales of the World by Juliet Piggott, illustrated by Michael Godfrey
Frederick Muller, 1965

*A selection of tales from the series

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muller myth moonshine
Myth & Moonshine (Muller)

Myth & Moonshine by Juliet Piggott, illustrated by Sara Silcock
Frederick Muller, 1973

*A selection of tales from the series

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muller european tales
Old European Fairy Tales (Muller)

Old European Fairy Tales by Irma Kaplan, illustrated by James Hunt
Frederick Muller, 1969

*A selection of tales from the series

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