Myth-Folklore Unit: Turkish Fairy Tales

Overview. This selection of stories from Ignacz Kunos's Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales features all kinds of peris (fairies), along with tales of magicians and wonder-working dervishes. There are lucky fools, brave princes, along with wise women and wicked women too. Every story in the book is lavishly illustrated by Willy Pogany, and many of the beautiful illustrations are woven directly into the text, which means I was not able to include them in the blog posts. As a result, you might prefer to read the facsimile book online in order to enjoy the beautiful layout and all the illustrations for each story, and I've included a link to the online book page for each story in case you want to do that!

Language. The book is written in contemporary English, so the language used should not pose any problems.

Story Length. This unit contains mostly single-page stories, along with a few two-page stories.

Navigation. You will find the table of contents below, and you can also use this link to see the story posts displayed on two pages total: Turkish Fairy Tales. Click "Older Posts" at the bottom of that page to see the second page.



READING A:
  1. Fear
  2. Fear (cont.)
  3. The Wizard-Dervish
  4. The Wizard-Dervish (cont.)
  5. The Fish-Peri
  6. The Fish-Peri (cont.)
  7. The Crow-Peri
  8. The Crow-Peri (cont.)
READING B:
  1. Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife
  2. Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife (cont.)
  3. The Imp of the Well
  4. The Imp of the Well (cont.)
  5. The Soothsayer
  6. The Wizard and his Pupil
  7. The Liver
  8. Madjun
  9. Kunterbunt




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