Get Ready To Tell Your Kids About Prince Dung Beetle


While the Brothers Grimm were collecting fairytales and folklore around Germany, another historian was doing the same thing.

His name was Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, and the 500 fairytales he recorded in Bavaria were only recently uncovered.

The Guardian has more on the multitude of new bedtime stories, including a translation of one called “The Turnip Princess.”

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →