Myth-Folklore Unit: Lang's European Fairy Tales I

Overview. Andrew Lang's fairy books contain literally hundreds of stories from different European countries, and using Lang's books I have created two units for this Europe module which feature countries not represented in the other reading options. The tales in this unit come from all over Europe, including Denmark, France, Greece, Romania, and more besides! Plus, there are audio recordings available for all the Lang stories, which makes these units good options for those of you who like to listen to the stories read aloud. This unit features the famous story of "Puss in Boots," based on the French version by Perrault, along with another famous French fairy tale: "The Dirty Shepherdess," which is a Cinderella-type story. There are stories of magic and mystery here, plus tales of romance and adventure, along with supernatural creatures such as dragons, trolls, and giants.

Language. Lang tells the fairy tales in modern literary prose, so it is not difficult reading.

Story Length. This unit consists of stories that are one or two pages in length.

Navigation. You will find the table of contents below, and you can also use this link to see the story posts displayed on a single page: Lang's European Fairy Tales I.