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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

One should be able to say of a princess “She was as good as she was beautiful,” according to The Art of Being a Princess (third revised edition), which the almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is supposed to be reading. Not feeling particularly good, or all that beautiful, she heads for a nearby pond, where, unfortunately, a talking frog tricks her into kissing him. No prince appears, as one might expect. Instead, the princess turns into a frog herself! Thus launches a funny, wonderfully spun fractured fairy tale in which Imogene wonders if she will be forever frogified.

Review:

"This debut novel follows the adventures of 14-year-old Princess Emeralda and the talking frog she meets one day in a swamp. The frog begs her to give him a kiss so that he will turn back into Prince Eadric, his identity before an evil witch turned him into an amphibian. When the young royal obliges, she, too, is transformed into a frog, and the two leap off in search of the spell-casting witch to ask her to reverse her handiwork. Describing the duo's futile quest in laborious detail, the author pads her tale with some curiously drab characters, including another witch (who hopes to use Emeralda and Eadric in a spell she's concocting) and a bat and snake who reside in her cottage. The tale occasionally offers peppy dialogue and some comical scenes-particularly as the newly transformed Emeralda adjusts to catching flies with her tongue ('My eye-tongue coordination wasn't very good,' she admits). Unfortunately, the plot doesn't make much of the magical elements (for example, the characters' encounters with a dragon and a nymph seem inconsequential), resulting in a disappointingly flat fantasy. Ages 8-14." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book

"A Book Sense 76 Children's Pick

"Taking a princess's-eye view, Baker reworks the traditional story into a high-spirited romantic comedy."--"Kirkus Reviews." A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book and a Book Sense 76 Children's Pick."Taking a princess's-eye view, Baker reworks the traditional story into a high-spirited romantic comedy."--"Kirkus Reviews." A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book and a Book Sense 76 Children's Pick.

Synopsis:

From Edgar Award-winning author Vivian Vande Velde comes a fresh and funny twist on the fairy tale "The Princess and the Frog" in which a princess gets turned into a frog herself!

Synopsis:

A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book

"A Book Sense 76 Children's Pick

About the Author

E. D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for a new Disney movie which will be released this fall (The Princess and the Frog). Baker is also the author of Wings: A Fairy Tale. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582349237
Author:
Baker, E D
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author:
Baker, E. D.
Author:
Velde, Vivian Vande
Author:
Vande Velde, Vivian
Subject:
General
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure/Genera
Subject:
l
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Tales of the Frog Princess
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.72 lb
Age Level:
08-UP

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Product details 224 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781582349237 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This debut novel follows the adventures of 14-year-old Princess Emeralda and the talking frog she meets one day in a swamp. The frog begs her to give him a kiss so that he will turn back into Prince Eadric, his identity before an evil witch turned him into an amphibian. When the young royal obliges, she, too, is transformed into a frog, and the two leap off in search of the spell-casting witch to ask her to reverse her handiwork. Describing the duo's futile quest in laborious detail, the author pads her tale with some curiously drab characters, including another witch (who hopes to use Emeralda and Eadric in a spell she's concocting) and a bat and snake who reside in her cottage. The tale occasionally offers peppy dialogue and some comical scenes-particularly as the newly transformed Emeralda adjusts to catching flies with her tongue ('My eye-tongue coordination wasn't very good,' she admits). Unfortunately, the plot doesn't make much of the magical elements (for example, the characters' encounters with a dragon and a nymph seem inconsequential), resulting in a disappointingly flat fantasy. Ages 8-14." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book

"A Book Sense 76 Children's Pick

"Taking a princess's-eye view, Baker reworks the traditional story into a high-spirited romantic comedy."--"Kirkus Reviews." A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book and a Book Sense 76 Children's Pick."Taking a princess's-eye view, Baker reworks the traditional story into a high-spirited romantic comedy."--"Kirkus Reviews." A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book and a Book Sense 76 Children's Pick.

"Synopsis" by , From Edgar Award-winning author Vivian Vande Velde comes a fresh and funny twist on the fairy tale "The Princess and the Frog" in which a princess gets turned into a frog herself!
"Synopsis" by ,
A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book

"A Book Sense 76 Children's Pick

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