Bloomsbury, New York, 2002. 214 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF BAK)
A Sonderbooks’ Stand-out of 2003:
#8, Young Adult Fantasy
I do love fractured fairy tales! This is an especially
fun one. We have the required feisty princess, who isn’t ladylike
enough for her mother and doesn’t want to marry the Prince who has been
picked out for her. When the princess meets a frog who claims to
be a prince, she finally gives in and kisses him. Oops! Instead
of the frog turning into a prince, the princess turns into a frog!
Of course, after that the two have all sorts of problems figuring
out what went wrong and trying to become human again. During their
quest the princess must learn how to act like a frog (jump, swim and
eat bugs) and avoid being eaten by predators. It’s a delightful story
told in an entertaining way. This is one I wish I’d thought of.
Reviews of other books by E. D. Baker:
comment: An anonymous reader gives this book 5 stars, with the
comment "Great book"!
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