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Tyll was a gay and irrepressible practical joker who provoked and often discomfited his victims by his wit and cleverness. His tricks were startling and shrewd, carried out with bravado and laughter. But his jests were always directed against the mean, the stingy, the cruel, the deceitful; the benefactors were the poor and sincere good folk of his time.


  1. Tyll's Birth
  2. Tyll Grows Up
  3. The Tale of a Merry Dance
  4. The Sting That Comes from Stolen Honey
  5. How Tyll Got His Name Ulenspiegel
  6. How Tyll Lost a Good Home by Playing One Trick Too Many
  7. Bake Monkeys and Owls
    And Baker Growls
  8. Tyll Proves to Fools How Great Is Their Folly
  9. A Pill That Will Cure All Ills for Three Days
  10. Tyll and Skinflint, the Baker
  11. How Blowing at the Wrong Time Blew Tyll Far Away
  12. The Golden Horseshoes with the Silver Nails
  13. A Portrait Which Suited Everyone and Pleased No One
  14. How Tyll Answered Five Questions No One in the World Could Answer
  15. How Tyll Gave the Watchmen of Nurnberg a Cold Bath
  16. A Merry Mood and a Winsome Face
    Gain Fine Food and Pleasant Grace
  17. A Tale of Tyll in Holy Rome
  18. Keep a Rooster and You Get Kikeriki
  19. Blacksmith, Bellows, Pillows, and Tyll
  20. Tyll and the Tailor of Berlin
  21. A Proper Lesson for Those Who Would Burden Asses With Learning
  22. The Tale of the Cat in the Bag
  23. Of the Tailors in the Air and a Great Truth on the Earth
  24. Set a Thief to Catch a Thief
  25. When Anger Comes, Wisdom Goes
  26. How to Teach Good Lessons with Merry Pranks
  27. The Tale of a Horse's Tail
  28. Pipe Maker, Puff Your Own Pipes
  29. How Tyll Turns Blue Cloth Green
  30. A Rain of Milk That Did Not Come From Heaven
  31. Word, Wit and Merry Game
    Bring Money, Joy, and Pleasant Fame
  32. Twelve Blind Men and One Clever Jester
  33. When Cry of "Wolf" Brought Wolf
  34. The Smell of a Roast Is as Good as the Clink of a Coin
  35. Tyll's Magic Art
  36. Tyll's Last Prank

Original title: Tyll Ulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Original languages: English


Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreRetellings

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  • Illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg.

Edition #1: Tyll Ulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

Tyll Ulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1938)
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Language: English

  • "An outstanding book for which boys and girls and their elders will be grateful." Anne T. Eaton
  • "The pranks belong to literary history and appeal to the love of mischief and sympathy for a good-natured joker thet lies in everybody's breast." The New York Times
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