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

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 Spain and Portugal, Iceland and Lapland, Greece and Serbia, 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 terrifying legend of "Blue Beard," based on the French version by Perrault, along with "Toads and Diamonds," also by Perrault. There are comical tales like "Peter Bull," plus stories of supernatural adventure, like "The Seven-Headed Serpent" or "Andras Baive," along with animal fables too, like the story of the little "Half-Chick."

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

Story Length. The stories in this unit 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: More European Fairy Tales from Lang.