The Robber with a Witch's Head

More Stories from the Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales Collected by Laura Gonzenbach

By Jack Zipes, Laura Gonzenbach

Translated by Jack Zipes

© 2005 – Routledge

262 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9781138864528
pub: 2015-02-27
Hardback: 9780415970693
pub: 2004-07-28

About the Book

The Robber with the Witch's Head presents almost fifty new stories about demons and clever maidens and princes. Bursting with life, this is a storyteller's dream, full of adventure and magic, translated by Jack Zipes.


"Thanks to Jack Zipes's tireless efforts, this long forgotten folkloric treasure has now been unearthed, to the utter delight of story lovers everywhere…Very highly recommended." -- Robert Rodriquez, Territorial Tattler

About the Author

Laura Gonzenbach was born in Sicily to Swiss-German parents. Her collection of Sicilian fairy and folk tales was first published in 1870 in German. An Italian edition appeared in 2000.

Jack Zipes, one of the world's experts on fairy tales and folklore, is the acclaimed translator of the Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Bantam), editor of the Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales, and the author of more than a dozen books on children's literature and culture, including Don't Bet on the Prince, Sticks and Stones, and Creative Storytelling, all published by Routledge. He is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies