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Once Upon a Toad

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Publisher Comments:

A girl gets into a mouthful of trouble in this “toadally” fractured fairy tale, from the author of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series.

Once upon a time, Cat Starr lived with her astronaut mom in Houston. But when her mother gets sent on a long-term mission, Cat has to move to a faraway land — her dad’s house, halfway across the country — and share a room with her real-life evil stepsister, Olivia. Just when Cat can’t take it anymore, Great Aunt Abyssinia comes to the rescue. And things go from bad to cursed.

The next morning, Cat opens her mouth and a toad hops out! What’s more, when Olivia speaks, diamonds and flowers appear. How unfair is that? Before you can say "happily ever after," the girls are on the run from jewel thieves and a government agency. Can Cat save the day — and get rid of all those toads?

This is an enchanting fractured fairy tale from acclaimed Mother-Daughter Book Club author Heather Vogel Frederick.

Review:

“In this enjoyable twist on a Charles Perrault fairy tale....Frederick keeps readers entertained with an action-packed, zany plot and an even wackier cast.” The Horn Book Magazine

Review:

"For fans of fantasy and fairy tales, this is a gem." School Library Journal

Review:

"Recommended for fans of pure wackiness." Booklist

Review:

"Fans of Frederick’s The Mother-Daughter Book Club should thoroughly enjoy this modern version of an old fairy tale." Library Media Connection

Review:

"A light-hearted read, sure to entertain no matter what your taste — flowery or toad-ally gross." Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan

About the Author

Heather Vogel Frederick is the author of the popular Mother-Daughter Book Club series, as well as the highly acclaimed The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed, The Education of Patience Goodspeed, and Spy Mice series. She resides with her family in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at HeatherVogelFrederick.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416984795
Author:
Frederick, Heather Vogel
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130423
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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Product details 288 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9781416984795 Reviews:
"Review" by , “In this enjoyable twist on a Charles Perrault fairy tale....Frederick keeps readers entertained with an action-packed, zany plot and an even wackier cast.”
"Review" by , "For fans of fantasy and fairy tales, this is a gem."
"Review" by , "Recommended for fans of pure wackiness."
"Review" by , "Fans of Frederick’s The Mother-Daughter Book Club should thoroughly enjoy this modern version of an old fairy tale."
"Review" by , "A light-hearted read, sure to entertain no matter what your taste — flowery or toad-ally gross."
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