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Dragon's Breath (The Tales of the Frog Princess #2)

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Emma and Eadric have no sooner turned back into humans (from being frogs) than Emma's mother is in a panic, Aunt Grassina is distracted because she's found her true love turned into an otter, and Emma's magic is so out of control she sends herself to the dungeon by mistake. The neighboring kingdom has chosen this moment to attack, and if Emma can't get Grassina's mind back ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 7th 2005 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published January 1st 2003)
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Brianna Mathes
Feb 12, 2010 Brianna Mathes rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
THIS BOOK COUNTS AS 2 BOOKS
After Emma and Eadric were turned back to humans, Emma was trying to figure out how Haywood could turn back into a human[instead of an otter:], so her aunt Grassina and Haywood could be together again and possibly get married. Emma decided that the only way to turn Haywood back would be by asking her grandmother[who was the one who turned him into an otter:]. Grassina, Eadric, Haywood, and Emma travel to her grandmother to ask her. Grassina refuses and puts a spell
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Elizabeth
Feb 02, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
This book is even funnier than The Frog Princess, and has tons of nods to fairy tales and other fantastic elements. My favorite part of the book was the interaction with the dragons, although seeing Emma come into her powers and start winning at everything is pretty satisfying, too.

I also like the elements introduced in the books that pave the way for a sequel. In the first book, it was the introduction to Haywood, which naturally leads to this book being about breaking his curse. Then (view spo
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J.D.Staton
Nov 13, 2015 J.D.Staton rated it liked it
This second book in the Dragon Princess Series of Books was more tedious and far more sexist than the first book. I found it quite tiresome to keep hearing of the endless items Princess Emma kept tripping over, dropping, and/or losing her grip on all sorts of objects, along with the endless number of times she had to be rescued from being so frightened she could not move/speak/think/function and, thus, had to be caught/protected/rescued by Prince Eadric or someone else. There was a huge ...more
Meg McGregor
Jun 05, 2016 Meg McGregor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-i-love
Emma and Eadric's adventures continue, in this the second book, of The Frog Princess series!

This time, they are on a quest to find the magical items necessary for the spell to turn Grassina's beloved, Haywood, back into a human! Her mother had turned Haywood into an otter and Grassina had been searching for him for over 23 years! She thought her mother had turned Haywood into a frog and so had spent years fruitlessly kissing as many frogs as possible.

Their adventures finding the items are very i
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Meg McGregor
Jun 05, 2016 Meg McGregor rated it it was amazing
Emma and Eadric's adventures continue, in this the second book, of The Frog Princess series!

This time, they are on a quest to find the magical items necessary for the spell to turn Grassina's beloved, Haywood, back into a human! Her mother had turned Haywood into an otter and Grassina had been searching for him for over 23 years! She thought her mother had turned Haywood into a frog and so had spent years fruitlessly kissing as many frogs as possible.

Their adventures finding the items are very i
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Desiree Andoh
Nov 16, 2015 Desiree Andoh rated it it was amazing
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Bradley
Oct 23, 2015 Bradley rated it liked it
This story turned out better than I thought it would be. Not too bad of a story. =)
Nate
Dec 02, 2016 Nate rated it it was amazing
ragon's Breath is an enjoyable read, with a writing style directed towards younger kids.

This is the story of a teen princess, Emma, who is learning magic and trying to get out of a betrothal. It is written in the first person, and starts off in the middle of things, which felt a bit awkward, but I realized later was because this is actually the third book in the series. It does, however, do a decent job of explaining things quickly and can be read by itself. The story is entertaining, and while
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Rachael
It's only been a day since Emma and Eadric turned back into humans and already things are getting crazy. Emma is struggling to learn how to control her magic, Aunt Grassina is completely focused on her true love who's been turned into an otter, and if that weren't enough, the neighboring kingdom has decided to invade. Emma decides that the best course of action is to get her grandmother to break the spell on Haywood so that Grassina will focus on saving their kingdom instead of on him. ...more
Librarirun
Apr 09, 2013 Librarirun rated it really liked it
Cute, for a children's book. I'd say that this book was a little more "Young Adult" genre (or leaning towards it) than the first book in the series. This book dealt with beheadings, ghosts, nasty spiders that wanted to get ahold of the main characters so they could "suck their blood out of their body" - just little situations that were a bit more "adult" and "scary" compared to the first book. I will say that the book seemed to end very - very - abruptly. One second, they were flying in the air ...more
Eustacia Tan
Nov 26, 2013 Eustacia Tan rated it it was amazing
Now it's Book 2 of The Tales of the Frog Princess. It's starting to separate from the original tale of The Frog Prince, and growing legs to become an independent story.

In the sequel, Emma and Eadric are back into Princess and Prince. But, the Green Witch, or her aunt Grassina isn't fulfilling her duties because she's looking for her love, Haywood, whom she found has been turned into an otter. Of course, a neighbouring kingdom finds this the best time to attack, so Emma and Eadric meddle around t
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Michelle Randall
Feb 21, 2011 Michelle Randall rated it it was amazing
Dragon's Breath is the second book in the Frog Princess Series. The story continues right where the Frog Princess ended.

Again we are treated to Emma and Eadric, both as humans, although Emma is having a little magic problem, everytime she sneezes, she turns herself and Eadric back into frogs. It seems to happen at the most inconvient times too!

We revisit Grassina and Haywood, who is still an otter and their quest to reverse her mothers spell and turn Haywood back into a man, which turns out to b
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Becky
Aug 21, 2011 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emma and Eadric are humans again and must help Grassina to get her true love back. Haywood was turned into an otter years before by Grassina's mother. She didn't think he wasa suitable suitor for her daughter so thought this was the best way to get rid of him. She made the recipe for the cure deliberately difficult so he wouldn't be able to turn back. But now Grassina has found him again she is determined not to let him go. So with Emma and Eadric's help they set off to find four magical items ...more
Cindy
Nov 12, 2009 Cindy rated it really liked it
Cindy Xu
Dragon's Breath (Tales of the Frog Princess, #2)
by E.D. Baker

It's a fairytale come true! The brave princess Emma embarks on a new adventurous journey. She and her former "frog prince," Eric, goes on the adventure in order to find her grandmother to help her aunt and her ture love be able to be together. This this world it is full of magic and wonder, Emma encounters many obstacles and deals with her magic. Something that you might find interesting is that whenever Emma sneezes she and
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Sara ♥
I finally figured out how to get mp3 audiobooks from NetLibrary onto my Zune, so I listened to this book. TOTALLY cute!

This was a great little sequel to The Frog Princess, with more adventures of Emma and Eadric.... This time they're on a quest to turn Emma's aunt Grassina's fiancé from an otter back into a human. So they have to figure out how to break the spell, then have to go around collecting bizarre and difficult-to-find objects needed in said breaking. And wow, is it interesting! Plus th
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Dolly
Jan 14, 2010 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: older children and parents reading with them
Wow! Did it take us a long time to read this book! It was 292 pages, so that was a bit of an issue, but since we started it during the Christmas season, it often got pushed aside for other, more seasonal books. But finally the push was on to finish the book (my daughter had borrowed it from her school library and they wanted it back!) And once we got immersed in the story, it was a wonderful tale, exciting and suspenseful. The book took us to a fantasy world of witches, dragons, mermaids, ...more
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I still distinctly remember the very first time I read this book: with no cover, no inkling it was a sequel, coffee stains sticking half the pages in the middle together, I devoured it on my fourth-grade-teacher's floor. It was on the bottom shelf, untouched for what could have been decades.

It was very good to my nine-year-old self, with witty Emma and lovable Eadric and soon became my very first "fandom."

I recommend to all younger girls: Emma is a wonderful role model whose mistakes, as a prin
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Jenben8426
Feb 26, 2012 Jenben8426 rated it liked it
It has only been a day or two since Emma turned back into her princess form, but she and Prince Eadric are thrown into another adventure as they try and help Emma's aunt Grassina find the spell to turn her true love from an otter back into a wizard. The spell that Emma's own grandmother cast is one of the toughest to crack, but Emma is determined to help her aunt be happy. Emma and Eadric begin their search and find themselves in a mermaid's lair, a magic market, a winged horse's cave, and a ...more
ReadMeToSleep
Apr 18, 2012 ReadMeToSleep rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
I really liked Dragon's Breath,but I still think the first one is better.
The Good
1.It’s even more adventurous then the first book. They go to many different places besides a swamp,forest and a castle.
2.Eadric’s magical sword Ferdy somewhat reminded me of “Fi” from The Legend of Zelda:SS.Hopefully Feldy comes back for Part 3.
3.Dragons are introduced! I loved Ralf and his father Grumble Belly.
4.Emma’s determination to practice her magic and help numerous others throughout the book made me apprecia
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Kathy
Feb 18, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-fiction
The sequel to the Frog Princess. Unfortunately Emma and Eadric find out that they are not always human and can be changed back to frogs, both simultaneously, if she sneezes. Emma's Aunt Grassina wants to visit her mother, Emma's grandmother, an honery witch ever since a spell on flowers made her old and ugly. Since grandmother made Haywood into an otter, they expect her to be able to undo that spell. Unfortunately Grandmother is gone as are all the witches in her village. They have been enticed ...more
Jo
Feb 21, 2013 Jo rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I'd recommend the series for the 8-13 age bracket, unless you're looking to escape an alarmingly adult life. Which is what I'm looking to do. So, yes, this series is a little young for me, but they're quick, they're lighthearted, and they aren't overly sappy or gushy. No insta-love here. Also, no unfortunate delusion that liking each other means constantly sharing one personal space bubble (or as I like to call it, "bubbular aura"). I like that the main character is willing to turn down kisses; ...more
Kami
Jan 13, 2011 Kami rated it liked it
This book was good, but I liked the first one a lot better.

Plot: I like stories where the characters are out questing and what not, but I thought the reason they were going about places was kinda dumb. I don't like how Grassina shirked all her responsibilities to save her lover. I understand that saving your boyfriend is important, but this just didn't sit right with me. I liked the underwater bits and the dragons though. Those parts were neat.

Characters: I still like Emma, and I think her chara
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Joy
Mar 16, 2010 Joy rated it really liked it
The first book ends with Grassina discovering that her long lost love, Hayward has been turned into an otter. She sets out to find her mother to find out how to change him back. The spell is full of unusual items that Emma and Eadric set off to find.
I do think that I enjoyed this book more than the first. We see Emma working on her magic and her adventures are more varied. They visit a sea witch, an enchanted marketplace and the Dragon Olympics. There is also a lot more interaction between them
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Helen
This sequel to Book Sense 76 Children's Pick The Frog Princess is "as magically adventurous as fantasy can get," according to VOYA.
Princess Emma, a witch in training, is having some trouble controlling her skills. She even puts herself in the dungeon by mistake. When her kingdom is threatened, she will need the aid of her magical aunt to protect everyone.

I've been breaking my own rule quite a bit lately by reading book 2 in a series without having read book one. Once again, I got away with it h
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Nechelle
This book dragon's breath is a fantasy i used to read with my little sister, written by E.D. Baker. Of course after the first book i really was curious of what would happen next so I decided to share the story with my sis. In this next book, the frog princess is able to controle her changings..sometimes.But this time she cannot, not without a little bit of dragon help. The princess and her prince must find a way to turn back the spell and get home without family worring about them and their ...more
Debbie
Dec 17, 2009 Debbie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the fractured fairy tale
Tales of the Frog Princess, book two.

Emma and Eadric have regained their human forms (mostly), but their troubles are far from over. Emma's aunt Grassina is ignoring her duties as the Green Witch because all she can think about is finding a way to return her fiancee, Haywood to HIS human form. Grassina's mother turned him into an otter years before. Grassina has finally found him, but he is still an otter.

Emma and Eadric race against time to retrieve the items they need to reverse the spell. Mea
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Emily
Jan 07, 2010 Emily added it
I am absolutely loving this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Emma and Eadric are human agin only to discover every time Emma sneeze's they'er back to froggy hood!When they set of to find her grandmother to turn haywood back to a man. when they do she makes him disapere somplace!So Grassina goes to find him Emma and Eadric set of to find the ingridiants to turn him back into a man.
INGRIDIANTS:a gossamerhair from Mother-of-pearl
the breath of a dragon green
a feather from an aged horse
the husk of a ma
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Jaemi
Jan 25, 2009 Jaemi rated it really liked it
Days after returning from being frogs, Emma and Eadric now take off on a pursuit with Emma's aunt to find the cure for the spell cast on Grassina's suitor so many years ago by her mother. Getting the now mean-spirited witch to help with anything was a daunting task to begin with, but when she turns up missing, things become even more desperate. When with the help of a little mouse they manage to find the location of their missing relative, the group arrives only to find her pleasant and ...more
Mark Dewey
Mar 29, 2010 Mark Dewey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, juvenile, audio
This was a pretty good book—better than I thought it would be on first reading the plot. It is still juvenile fantasy, though, based in a fairy tale type setting—so you might expect some of the usual things that come with such, as well as some differences.

It's basically about Emma and Eadric's adventures that result from trying to turn Haywood (her aunt's lover who had been turned into an otter before the previous book) back into a human.

There's almost as much focus on a lot of the other ingredi
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Emily
Jun 09, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
Following the adventures in "The Frog Princess", Emma and Eadric have transformed from their froggy forms and are once again human. Emma's aunt, Grassina, has been reunited with her long lost love Haywood, but trouble is brewing. A neighboring kingdom is threatening Greensward and the resident witch, Grassina, is too distracted by Haywood to be of any help. Emma and Eadric embark on a journey to change Haywood from otter to man (a nasty spell put on him by Grassina's mother) and save the ...more
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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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The Tales of the Frog Princess (8 books)
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  • Once Upon a Curse (Tales of the Frog Princess, #3)
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  • The Salamander Spell (Tales of the Frog Princess, #5)
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