Four illustrations from the story 'Monkey' from 'Round the World Fairy Tales' retold by Amabel Williams-Ellis. Illustrated by William Stobbs.
My version published by Peal Press 1966. First edition Blackie and Son 1963.
I'm sure this traditional Chinese story must have inspired the the Chinese novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en from which in turn the Japanese TV series 'Monkey' was made.
William Stobbs (1914 -2000) was an English author and illustrator.
He was born in South Sheilds, County Durham. From 1950 to 1958, he served as the head of the design department at the London School of Printing and Kindred Trades. Stobbs won the 1959 Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject. Two books were cited (a practice repeated only for 1975 and 1982), Kashtanka and A Bundle of Ballads, both published by Oxford University Press. Stobbs work paved the way for the exuberant textural experiments of the next generation of illustrators. Married to the illustrator Joanna Stubbs.