Armengol was commissioned to illustrate a children's book, 'Spanish Fairy Stories' translated by the American poet and novelist, Gamel Woolsey, and pubished by Transatlantic Arts Ltd (London & New York) in 1944. Woolsey had lived in Spain for many years.
According to the preface he heard these tales from an old one-eyed woman in Yegen, a village in the Alpujarras, between the Sierra Nevada and the coast.
A great story teller himself, Armengol delighted in illustrating these fables. It was a new artistic departure for him and made a welcome change from his years of pressure, producing war cartoons by the score, and to very tight deadlines.