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Gianni and the Ogre
First edition
Author Ruth Manning-Sanders
Illustrator William Stobbs
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fairy Tales
Publisher Methuen & Co. Ltd. (UK)
E. P. Dutton (US)
Publication date
1970 (UK)
1971 (US)
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 192 pp

Gianni and the Ogre is a 1971 anthology of 18 fairy tales that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by Manning-Sanders. This book was first published in the United Kingdom in 1970, by Methuen & Co. Ltd.

According to the dust jacket, all of the tales originated in the Mediterranean and the author's tales create "a lively fantasy world of kings and princesses, witches and dwarfs, fairies and fools."

Table of contents

  • 1. Gianni and the Ogre
  • 2. Kabadaluk
  • 3. Mother Sunday
  • 4. Bardiello
  • 5. Celery
  • 6. The Three Ravens
  • 7. The Spider
  • 8. The Doll
  • 9. King Fox
The Lad and his Animals
The Witch and the Earthen Jar
The Battle
  • 10. Oudelette
  • 11. The Daughter of the Dwarf
  • 12. The Bean Tree
  • 13. Little Finger
  • 14. A-tishoo!
  • 15. Grillo
  • 16. Trim Tram Turvey
  • 17. The Fiddler Going Home
  • 18. Peppino
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