A Bundle of Ballads

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1959

A Bundle of Ballads

compiled by Ruth Manning-Sanders

illustrated by William Stobbs

London: Oxford University Press, 1959

245 pp.

Age: 10+ ?

Interests: medieval history, British history, poetry, legends, folklore, Robin Hood

Also by this illustrator: Kashtanka

A collection of minstrel ballads from the Middle Ages, with modernized language. Many related to Robin Hood, plus others. For poetry-lovers and/or medieval enthusiasts. (Suggested age is a wild guess – for a read-aloud it may be all right for younger listeners. Depends on interest, for sure.)

Another hard-to-find book that I looked quickly at in a Special Collections reading room. This book was a Greenaway co-winner in 1959 for William Stobbs, along with Kashtanka.

(out of print – used copies available via amazon.com)

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