Weeks 14-15

During Weeks 14 and 15, you will be choosing from EUROPEAN reading units. To get a sense of some of the stories that are coming, here's a random image from one of the units (reload to see more). Then, scroll down to learn more about all the options.

You can browse all the European units here: page 1 and page 2.

Traditional Epic:
Kalevala: Stories of the Finnish hero Väinämöinen from the epic Kalevala in English verse.

Brothers Grimm (four different units, all with different stories):
Ashliman: Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, and new stories too, such as Adam and Eve!
Crane: Cinderella and Snow-White, plus the horrific Robber Bridegroom, and more.
Hunt: Snow-White and Rose-Red, Hansel and Grethel, and Hans the Hedgehog too.
Librivox: Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel and more, all with free audio.

Fairy Tales by country:
Italian: Italian versions of Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, etc., with distinctively Italian tales too!
Czech: Czech variations on familiar fairy tales but with many surprising twists and turns.
Russian: Russian tales of princesses, heroes, witches, warlocks, ghosts, vampires, and more.

Fairy Tale anthologies:
Jacobs: Europe's most famous fairy tales, remixed by the folklorist Joseph Jacobs.
Lang I: Puss in Boots and other fairy tales from a wide variety of European countries.
Lang II: Blue Beard and other fairy tales from a wide variety of European countries.

Literary Works:
Inferno: Dante meets many infamous sinners as Vergil leads him through the circles of Hell.
Decameron: Bawdy monks and tragic tales of love gone wrong from Boccaccio's Decameron.
Heptameron: Renaissance love and gossip as told by Margaret, the Queen of Navarre.
La Fontaine: The sly and witty verse fables of Jean de La Fontaine translated into English rhyme.
Hans Christian Andersen: Some of his short tales, plus the long story of the "Little Mermaid."

You can use Diigo to browse for different types of reading:

Units with explanatory NOTES European
Free AUDIOBOOK versions European
Lots of SHORTER stories European
Few stories but LONGER European
One CONTINUOUS story European
Stories for CHILDREN European
Stories in VERSE European
Units with ILLUSTRATIONS European