Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Journey to the Past

The Frog Princess
By E.D. Baker
Summary: Princess Emeralda a.ka. 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. A fantastic debut from the talented E.D. Baker.

I bet you all know the new Disney movie, The Princess and the Frog. But do you know where the inspiration for the movie came from? The book by E.D. Baker. Even though the only similarity from the book to the movie is the girl turning into a frog. They are both amazing fairytales.

The first time I read The Frog Princess I was in elementary school. This was the first YA book I ever read, and it’s 100 percent appropriate for 9 and up. It’s nice to read a story about a princess that doesn’t fit it. One that’s different and feels out of place, and then you add the magic that Emma just can’t seem to do then you have a great fun read. (Plus a charming prince) How can you go wrong?

Then if you love this book it has a whole series that follows the adventures of Princess Emma.

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