356T: Book of Children’s Stories from 50’s or 60’s

I am looking for an old children’s book of stories. I guess it would be from between the 1950s or 60s. It contained the story of the woman who became a woodpecker who baked pies as well as a story of a man who had to cut a hole in his roof to fit the top of his tall Christmas tree through.

Thank you for any help you might be able to give!!!!

4 thoughts on “356T: Book of Children’s Stories from 50’s or 60’s

  1. MamaSquirrel

    Try ‘Folk Tales Children Love’ by Watty Piper. The same collection of stories was later reprinted as ‘The Road in Storyland’, also by Watty Piper.

  2. Ann

    I don’t know the book; but the woodpecker story sounds like Phoebe Cary’s poem ‘Legend of the Northland’.

  3. Lenona

    Check the Anthology Finder to see the cover for Folk Tales Children Love (scroll halfway down – also, there are multiple books edited by Watty Piper):


    One story has the title The Old Woman who Wanted All the Cakes.

    Btw, in another anthology, I clicked on illustrator Joan Walsh Anglund, to see her page. Sad to say, someone needs to add her death date – 2021.


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