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Encyclopedia > A Book of Wizards
A Book of Wizards
Author Ruth Manning-Sanders
Illustrator Robin Jacques
Cover Artist Robin Jacques
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Fairy Tales
Publisher E. P. Dutton
Released 1967
Media Type Print (hardcover)
Pages 127 pp

A Book of Wizards is a 1967 anthology of 11 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by Manning-Sanders. Ruth Manning-Sanders (born 1895 in Swansea, Wales; died October 12, 1988, in Penzance, England) was a poet and author who was perhaps best known for her series of childrens books in which she collected and retold fairy tales from all over the world. ... Robin Jacques (born March 27, 1920 in London, England; died March 18, 1995) was an illustrator whose work was published in more than 100 novels and childrens books in the 20th century. ... Robin Jacques (born March 27, 1920 in London, England; died March 18, 1995) was an illustrator whose work was published in more than 100 novels and childrens books in the 20th century. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... E. P. Dutton is an American book publishing company founded as a book retailer in Boston, Massachusetts in 1852 by Edward Payson Dutton. ... A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) book is bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth or heavy paper) and a stitched spine. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Ruth Manning-Sanders (born 1895 in Swansea, Wales; died October 12, 1988, in Penzance, England) was a poet and author who was perhaps best known for her series of childrens books in which she collected and retold fairy tales from all over the world. ...


In the book's foreword, Manning-Sanders writes: "Every country in the world has stories to tell about wizards. There are Red Indian wizards, and Chinese wizards, African wizards, English wizards, Celtic wizards, Greek, Italian, Arabian and Persian wizards. You will even find wizards in the Bible..." For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ...


There are tales of good and bad wizards within the book. Of the good ones, the author writes: "The good wizards often go about disguised as poor old beggars, to test men's characters, and find out who has a kind heart and who a hard one." And, of the bad ones, the author writes: "[E]vil-minded wizards, clever as they may be, are never quite clever enough. Some little thing they overlook, and that little thing defeats them. ... And this, of course, is all as it should be; because, as every fairy tale assures us, there is that in evil which brings about its own ruin; and in the fairy tale world, at any rate, wickedness never pays." In religion and ethics, evil refers to the bad aspects of the behaviour and reasoning of human beings —those which are deliberately void of conscience, and show a wanton desire for destruction. ...


This book was first published in the United Kingdom in 1966, by Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Methuen and Co. ...


Some of tales from this book are recollected in A Choice of Magic (1971) by Manning-Sanders. A Choice of Magic is a 1971 anthology of 32 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. ...


Table of Contents

i. The Idle Boy
ii. The Underground Palace
iii. The Slave of the Lamp
iv. The Princess
v. New Lamps for Old
vi. The Slave of the Ring

Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian, Σικελία in Greek) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ... For other uses, see Africa (disambiguation). ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... The Tyrol is a historical region in Western Central Europe, which includes the Austrian state of Tyrol (consisting of North Tyrol and East Tyrol) and the Italian regions known as the South Tyrol and Trentino. ... Farmer Weathersky is a Norwegian fairy tale collected by Peter Chr. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Aladdin in the Magic Garden, an illustration by Max Liebert from Ludwig Fuldas Aladdin und die Wunderlampe Aladdin (a corruption of the Arabic name Alā ad-DÄ«n, Arabic: علاء الدين literally nobility of faith) is one of the tales with a Syrian origin[1] in The Book of One Thousand... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula is a mainly desert peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia and an important part of the greater Middle East. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... King Kojata or The Unlooked for Prince or Prince Unexpected is a Slavonic fairy tale. ... Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen) has several main meanings: the social, cultural and linguistical, scientific and educational, economical and political community of the Flemings; some prefer to call this the Flemish community (others refer to this as the Flemish nation) which is, with over 6 million inhabitants, the majority of all Belgians...

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