Puppets have been used by storytellers to illuminate and entertain for centuries. In the seventeenth century, hand puppets became popular because they were easier to operate, cheaper to make and more mobile for traveling than Marionettes. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm from Germany wrote the Frog King in 1812. Edgar Taylor translated the story to English in 1823 and re-titled it "The Frog Prince." The story follows a prince, who was transformed into a frog by a malicious fairy, and a young princess, who finds the frog and promises to take care of him.
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