This debut novel follows the adventures of fourteen-year-old Princess Emeralda and the talking frog she meets one day in the 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. Great fun! Recommended By Richard C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Princess Emeralda a.k.a. Emma isn't exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh is more like a donkey's bray than tinkling bells, she trips over her own feet and she does not like Prince Jorge, whom her mother hopes she will marry. But if Emma ever thought to escape her troubles, she never expected it to happen by turning into a frog! When convinced to kiss a frog so he might return to being a prince, somehow the spell is reversed and Emma turns into a frog herself! Thus begins their adventure—a quest to return to human form.
Fascinating and hilarious characters ranging from a self-conscious but friendly bat to a surprisingly loyal snake and a wise green witch confirm that readers won't soon forget this madcap story.
"High-spirited romantic comedy. . . . Fans of Gail Carson Levines Princess Tales
should leap for it." —Kirkus Reviews
on The Frog Princess
"As magically adventurous as fantasy can get." —VOYA on Dragons Breath
"Bakers vividly imagined fantasy world . . . [is] irresistible and loaded with humor." —VOYA on Once Upon a Curse
"Kids will get a kick out of the hip Shrek vibe that Baker creates in this updated fairy tale." —School Library Journal on No Place for Magic
Enter E.D. Baker's magical world in this first book of the Tales of the Frog Princess series.
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About the Author
E.D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The Wide-Awake Princess series, and many other delightful books for young readers, including The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker, A Question of Magic, Fairy Wings, and Fairy Lies. The Frog Princess was the inspiration for Disneys hit movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and their many animals in Maryland.