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The Frog Princess

valutazioni:
4/5 (21 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
215 pagine
2 ore
Pubblicato:
Dec 15, 2010
ISBN:
9781408820933
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

Princess Emeralda isn't exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh sounds like a donkey's bray rather than tinkling bells, she trips over her own feet more often than she gracefully curtsies, and she hates the young Prince Jorge whom her mother hopes she will marry. But if Emeralda ever thought to escape from her frustrating life, she never expected it to happen by turning into a frog! A deliciously original and fast-paced fairy tale that turns the tables on the traditional frog-prince story, featuring a fascinating and hilarious cast of characters and starring a witty and unforgettable - princess.
Pubblicato:
Dec 15, 2010
ISBN:
9781408820933
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

E. D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The Wide-Awake Princess series, The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series, and many other delightful books for young readers, including A Question of Magic, Fairy Wings,and Fairy Lies. Her first book, The Frog Princess, was the inspiration for Disney's hit movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and their many animals in Churchville, Maryland. www.talesofedbaker.com Facebook/EDBakerAuthor


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  • (3/5)
    I wanted so much more from this book. I think it's a fantastic premise, but under-developed for the age-range it's recommended for. I'd def. say it would be great for middle schoolers.
  • (2/5)
    Quick read, cute book. Good for tweens, I think.
  • (2/5)
    Fun enough, but dang I hate kids' books that use the vocabulary and syntax of third-graders. Authors, take note: don't talk down to your audience. It's annoying.
  • (3/5)
    Clumsy Princess Emeralda will do anything to escape an arranged marriage – even kiss an enchanted frog prince – but when that kiss turns her into a frog too, she must team up with the frog to find a way to turn them both into humans again. This fractured fairy tale incorporates many clever twists on classic fairy tales, and its humorous mix of allusions coupled with likeable leads and snappy dialogue make for a lighthearted romantic comedy. Readers will certainly be rooting for the happily-ever-after ending, which comes, as expected, with a twist. Sadly, this novel’s strong beginning and ending are somewhat compromised by a rambling middle that take our heroes far from home, quite unnecessarily we soon learn. While perhaps not the strongest offering in the fractured fairy-tale genre, readers who have enjoyed Kaye’s The Ordinary Princess, Ferris’ Once Upon a Marigold or Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles may still wish to check out this title. Recommended for readers ages 8 to 12, though older lovers of fairy tales may enjoy it too.
  • (5/5)
    In this book, the main girl accidentally becomes a frog and must try to become human again, along w/ a prince she met who's also a frog. The series is very cute, the two main characters are like-able, and the plots are entertaining. I've found this in both the YA and MG sections of the bookstore, but I definitely think that it falls closer to MG. Still I found an amusing story and continue to buy the series.
  • (4/5)
    Great story, well-written with unexpected twists and turns; can hold the attention of adults and children alike
  • (5/5)
    i thought this was a great book and it was a quick read, i cant wait to read the rest of them.
  • (4/5)
    Tales of the Frog Princess, book one.14-year-old misfit Princess Esmerelda (who prefers to be called Emma) meets a talking frog at her favorite pond. He tells her that he is Prince Eadric and that a witch turned him into a frog after he insulted her. He convinces Emma to kiss him. However, something goes wrong--instead of turning Eadric back into a human, the kiss turns Emma into a frog. Thus begins their hilarious adventures as they try to regain their human forms. Cute fractured fairy tale. A quick, easy, and fun read that fairy tale fans will enjoy
  • (4/5)
    A nicely done and amusing bit of fairy tale fluff with a twist. Don't expect great literature but do expect some good fun. Great for the intended age group but a fun and fast read for adults who enjoy JF too :-)
  • (4/5)
    I'm feeling kind of ambivalent about this, but I'm going to read the next book to see if it gets better. Esmerelda is a clumsy princess who's not very good at princess things. One day as she wanders the swamp (unprincess-like behavior, to be sure), she encounters a talking frog. He claims to be Prince Eadric, turned into a frog by a witch. All it will take to cure him of his malady is a kiss from a princess...Certainly it starts as the familiar tale. But when Esmerelda (known as Emma) finally plants one on the frog, things go horribly awry. I liked the twist to the traditional tale and Emma and Eadric's adventures are rather enjoyable. The other characters they encounter are also quite interesting. I really enjoyed Grassina. However, Emma is awfully naive for a fourteen-year-old and the book as a whole felt a bit too cutesy. It had potential to be a much stronger tale. As I said, I'll give book two a go before calling it quits.
  • (4/5)
    Nice switch on kiss a frog and turning into a prince. Lots of great characters.
  • (4/5)
    A fun twist on the traditional "Princess kissing a frog" fairy tale.
  • (5/5)
    elementary level, quick easy read. funny, hilarious, great (book 1 in trilogy: 2:dragons breath, 3: once upon a castle)
  • (4/5)
    I love fairy tales, even more now that I have a little girl. When I read children's or young adult books I usually go for strong female heroine's. However I really seem to be enjoying a greater variety of works. This book was like only having one hershey's kiss. I want the whole bag. I'm so ready to read the rest of the series. Just so you know my dd Tatyanna is 7, not a truly proficient reader. But what I've been doing is reading children's literature, then moving the books to my kids libraries. So they can read them at a later date. So far my son and I like the books I've been choosing.
  • (4/5)
    Such a cute book! Loved it, loved it loved it!Emma has a lot of adventures while trying to turn herself back into a human and even finds love on the way!
  • (4/5)
    I discovered this series by browsing the YA shelves at Barnes & Noble. It looked like a cute idea. This volume lived up to my expectations. I really enjoy the strong heroine and the idea that young people can accomplish big things.
  • (4/5)
    I love fairy tales and especially ones that expand on the original. This was fun!
  • (4/5)
    If you want something light-hearted, funny, with a chunk of magic, pick this up. =)
  • (5/5)
    Reminds me of The Enchanted Dragon series. Cute.