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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 retu ...more
Paperback, 215 pages
Published October 7th 2004 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published September 2nd 2002)
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Kinga
I like children's books and I am not even going to invent an excuse for reading this one. I read it because I wanted to. There.

I read it because I wanted to read a story about a princess who kisses a frog. Things went slighlty wrong and the frog prince didn't turn into a human prince, instead the princess turn into a frog.

And then they have a lot of adventures and epiphanies.

I liked how the frog prince was bent on saving and protecting the princess but somehow was always either asleep or not aro
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Becky
I picked up this book because I like the modern spin on princess stories that’s been developing since, at very rough approximation, the 80s, when Disney started slanting most of its princess movies to make the princess an active character. The princess who isn’t dainty and feminine but does get to be a hero is now an archetype, but she’s one I can get behind. So when I read the summary of this book, I was excited to run across another variant on a fun theme.

Oh, boy, was I disappointed.

I knew I w
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Addie
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Truly
"Bersediakah kau mendapat kehormatan untuk menciumku?"

"Maaf, aku tidak tertarik mencium katak! "


Lahir sebagai seorang putri tidak secara otomatis menjadikan Putri Emeralda seorang gadis yang anggun dan penuh percaya diri. Ia begitu kikuk di situasi-situasi sosial serta takut berbicara di depan umum. Sementara Pangeran Jorge begitu anggun, tampan dan egois. Wajar jika Emeralda merasa heran mengetahui mereka dijodohkan, tidak ada persamaan diantara mereka. Agar bisa menghindari perjodohan, Putri E
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Dani
Ages: 12-100+

Princess Emma would do nearly anything to get out of meeting with the pompous Prince Jorge. So when he comes for a visit, she hides out in the swamp and meets a frog that promises he's really a prince. Emma eventually agrees to kiss him so that he can regain his true form. Neither of them were prepared for her to turn into a frog instead. Emma soon learns that a frog's life, while it has its own rewards, is one fraught with danger. Outsmarting a witch that wants their toes and tongu
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Maggie (Raindrop Reads)
I picked this one up on Monday when I was bored out of my mind. I couldn't go to the book store that morning, and I had this book just sitting in my closet. I remembered how much I had adored this series when I was a little kid, so I picked up the book and began to read.

Princess Emeralda (Emma for short) is the princess, and sole heir, of her kingdom, Greater Greensward. Emma is no normal princess, and she would much rather spend time in the swamp that's right next to her castle than doting on
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cookiemonger
This book has a great idea behind it. It's a shame that the writing is so clumsy, and that its characters range from blah to toxically unlikeable. This, I'd have to blame on the stilted, impressively awful dialogue.

I find it mystifying that some people have said that the vocabulary seems "above" or "beyond" the target audience. Maybe I'm a genius of vocabulary or something, but I thought that it was below the level of other books such as Redwall or even Fablehaven. Nothing against those people w
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Brianna Mathes
A princess named Emerelda[she goes by Emma:] loves going to the swamp when she can. Most of the time she has to do princess stuff or practice magic with her aunt, the Green Witch. One day she went to the swamp and was asked by a frog[who said he was a prince named Eadric:]for a kiss. She finally agrees to kiss him and she ends up turning into a frog. They both go on an adventure to find the witch who turned Eadric into a frog, so she can reverse the spell. When they think they've found the witc ...more
Sarah Stevens
I love fairy tales, especially twists on classics, so this series intrigued me. I have to admit, though, that I am pretty tired of the Frog Prince tale in almost all its forms. This story was sweet, but not fantastic. The characters are underdeveloped and the text reads like a story that you make up for a child at bedtime: first this happened and then this happened and then this and then the end. Decent ideas, but not much in the way of dynamics or momentum. And I was surprised that the setup fo ...more
Megan Reilly
A few days ago,I finshed reading an incredible story called, The Frog Princess. The book by E.D. Baker takes place in an enchanted kingdom. Emma, the main character, kisses a frog who claims he is a prince, his name was Eadric. There were many bumps along the way for Emma and Eadric. For example, Emma kissed Eadric and turned herself into a frog! In order to turn the both of them back they needed to find the witch who put the spell on Eadric. They also met many new friends like Li'l Stinker, a b ...more
Ms. Library
This would be perfect for a younger reader. Its a fun take on a traditional fairy tale, and Baker has a fun sense of humor. It would definitely be great for 8 years up and older, as the tone is pretty innocent. I would also recommend it to people who are fans of Ella Enchanted, where the fairy tale is turned on its head in a way that makes the girl more active in the story.

I think I hit this one a little late, which is why its three stars for me, but I would definitely give it to a younger reade
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Abigail
Princess Emma believes she is the worst princess and witch in all of Greater Greensward, and when she is told she has to marry a shellfish prince she runs of into a swamp only to find a frog who claims he is a prince and a kiss from her would turn him human again. But after a kiss from the prince she turns into a frog. So they go off on an adventure to turn human again!They make Eadric look like a pig in some parts yet in other parts he's sweet as can be. I recommend this book to girls who are ...more
Tanuja
This is one of those series where you keep returning to reread it another time. I first read the series when I was a small girl with my brother and something about just stuck with me.

The story revolves around Emma, a princess who isn't very good a being one. One day while visiting the swamp she meets a frog who claims to be a prince. Trouble quickly ensues when the frog pesters her for a kiss... no spoilers :)

This series veers quite a bit from the original fairytale, while there are few referenc
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Candi
I liked this book okay, it was very light, fluffy and I read it in about two hours. I do think that in an effort to appeal to a pre-teen audience it was a little devoid of substance. I like these middle grade books because sometimes I don't want to contemplate adult themes or almost adult themes, but I would like a plot to think about. It kind of seemed like nothing had a reason for happening and no one had a really legitimate reason for doing anything. So airy and cute, but nonsensical.
Barks & Bites
Attempting to help out a frog who claims he's under a spell and is really a prince, a young princess is coerced into giving him a smooch on his slimy little froggy lips. Complications arise which are later explained and the princess is turned into a frog as well. Taking it mostly in stride, she sets off with her new froggy friend, the so-called prince, to find a way to reverse the spell. What follows is a fun adventure written with good natured humor.
Sammie Pedersen
This was such a cute book that I would recommend to a young female reader. It is like you are in her head as she goes through all these relatively minor changes. After it seems that she has the most difficulty life and that she cant do anything right, she decides to kiss a frog. Then he turns into a prince and her life is forever changed. She continues to consult her aunt about these changes and asks her for her opinion what she should do because she in so confused! In the end she seems to have ...more
Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
This was such a cute read and it brought me back to days where romance was actually readable. Love stories doesn't have to involve the guy leaving you because he fears for you, nor the fact that you are a loser that gets swept off your feet by your handsome, "mysterious" lover. That's cheesy.

When everything use to be simple and sweet, I actually enjoy the adventure-love stories, foe example this one.
Elevetha
Aug 13, 2012 Elevetha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of fairytales retold, reimagined, or twisted on it's side
Recommended to Elevetha by: Miss Clark
Cute and fun. Retelling of the Frog Prince. What if when the princess and the frog kissed, the princess turned into a frog? Yes, this was written before the Disney "The Princess and the Frog." Disney ripped E.D. Baker off for the idea. She should have gotten credit. The book is a billion times better, with no voodoo and set in a fantasy world. Lovely! It's an easy but wholly enjoyable read.
Dharia Scarab
My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

http://spreadthewordnevada.org/

Myself, I go ou
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Jamie
I had reasonably high expectations for this book, since I was aware that it's part of a series. Unfortunately, it didn't have the charm that I adore in Ella Enchanted, or the fast pace of something like The Sisters Grimm books. In its favor, however, it is at a more manageable reading level than either of those titles, sitting perfectly for fourth grade (still enjoyable for fifth; good fit for a third grader who is a strong reader). None of the characters are especially riveting, and some of the ...more
Andrea Ika

Blurb
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means--and the self-confidence--to become human again. A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book. A Book Sense 76 Children's Pick

My thought
This really clumsy princess has to marry a self-obsessed prince so everyday he comes to visit she runs away to the swamp. There she meets a talking frog who persuades her to kiss him. When she kisses him SHE turn
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Kelsey
Jan 31, 2014 Kelsey rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: really young girls
** You can view this review, along with others, on my blog @ http://kelseyskornerreviews.blogspot....

This book screamed for promise. It really did. I love to read cheesy romance novels that are based off of fairy tales, but this one was sad (as in missed the mark, not as in emotionally sad).

It is a remake of the frog prince, where the princess has to kiss the frog so he can become a prince again, but ends up a frog herself. Yes, a remake of that one again. Disney's disappointed me, and so did th
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Alyssa Snyder
This story was pretty cute. It had me chuckling quite a few times. Emerelda was a cute princess and she knew exactly what she wanted. She was a stubborn little thing but her personality made for a cute story definitely. I loved how they could talk to animals at the end!
Anna Mari
Emma finds a talking frog in the swamp while trying to avoid a prince suitor she doesn't much like. He tries to persuade her to kiss him to break a spell. Taking a day to think about it, she eventually decides after talking with him again to do it and she herself is turned into a frog!
They go through many adventures trying to find a way to break the spell or even what happened to them. Meeting Lil' at the witches cottage and eventually freeing all the animals there, is Emma's first real magic gi
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Vivian
Mar 13, 2014 Vivian rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
Take
1 clumsy princess, age 14 (who loves the swamp-near-her-castle)
1 self-absorbed prince (to avoid)
3 witches, at least (of the good, the bad, and the ugly variety)
1 enchanted frog (who needs-- you guessed it!--a kiss a'la princess)

Now, toss them all into a very funny story filled with hopping adventure, surprising alliances, and a sprinkling of romance.

Season with doubts, danger, and imminent destruction.

Serve up a page-turner.

You'll want to read all the "Tales of the Frog Princess" books.
Be
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Katie
A really sweet start to a series based on the Frog Prince fairy tale. I would love to get these books for my elementary schools, I could see girls in particular falling in love with Emma and Eadric.
Green Lover
At first I thought it was going to be all romantic and a silly fairy tale story. But it's exciting! And every time you think it's about to be over, another thing comes up.
Taunya
This was a cute fairy tale and I really enjoyed it. A quick read and something different than my usual....
Julie
I was thirty pages from the end of the book before I realized it was the basis for the Disney cartoon The Princess and the Frog. In my defence I only saw the movie once and other than the girl turning into a frog, then having misshapes, there wasn't a lot the two had in common.

The guy of the story had a major character shift. He started out watching out for her and protecting her. Then as she became more and more self sufficient he became more and more oblivious. It wasn't malicious on his part.
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Isabel
I adored this series when I was very little -- around 2nd and 3rd grade. ;)
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E.D. Baker (Elizabeth Dawson Baker) made her international debut in 2002 with The Frog Princess, which was a Texas Lone Star Reading List Book, A Book Sense Children's Pick, a Florida's Sunshine State Readers List pick & a 2006 Sasquatch Book Award nominee. The Princess and the Frog, is loosely based on this novel.

Elizabeth was born in Buffalo, New York and spent most of the next eighteen yea
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“Look at me! I'm big! I'm strong! I'm a superior example of froghood and capable of protecting us both!” 41 likes
“Unfortunately being born princess doesn't autimatically make a girl graceful or confident, a fact I've lamented for most of my fourteen years” 20 likes
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