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No Place for Magic (The Tales of the Frog Princess #4)

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Emma and Eadric are finally ready to get married, but Eadric’s parents are not so sure about having a witch in the family! The two set out for Upper Montevista, Eadric’s homeland to try to make a case for their love, but first Eadric’s irritating little brother, Bradston, needs rescuing from some horrible trolls. In a charming twist on the classic fairy tale rescue story,

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Published January 1st 2006 by Recorded Books, LLC
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Ashley
Apr 28, 2010 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story, No Place for Magic, is an echanting fairy tale. This book is the fourth in the series of the Frog Princess. Princess Emma has finally mastered her magic, but she soon discovers that she cannot always rely on it. When taking a visit to the parents of her soon-to-be wed (Eadric), she enters in a new quest, in which her magic cannot be used. This tale tells of the young couple, who have great determination, strong courage, and an even greater love for each other.

This has been one of th
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Debbie
Dec 26, 2007 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the fractured fairy tale
Tales of the Frog Princess, book 4.

Emma and Eadric are ready to get married, but first they have to get his parents' approval. Eadric's mother does not approve of magic. She hates it so much that she won't even allow Emma to help rescue her younger son, Bardston, who has been kidnapped by trolls. THis is probably the weakest link in the series, but it was still funny enough to keep me reading. I just love Emma. She is a great character.
Jennifer Lynn
Oct 13, 2014 Jennifer Lynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Honestly this is just a cute, little series that I read during my down time because every once in a while everyone needs a bit of a "fluff" read. This really does not take much thought which is in no way anything against the books! They are just written for a younger age bracket than I am in but I enjoy reading books of all age groups.
J.D.Staton
This author continues to be quite uneven in how she handles the power dynamics between Princess Emma and all of those people closest to her. At times, Emma will decide to move in and take over dangerous, unpredictable, unpleasant situations, in her role as the Green Witch, while at other times she's as skittish about handling adult responsibilities as any preschooler - particularly when it comes to setting limits on the abysmal intrusions, pettiness, and insensitivities of her mother (who bosses ...more
Ferris Wheel
Sep 29, 2016 Ferris Wheel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is, by far, one of the best stories I've ever read! It takes you on such a surprising and energetic adventure!

This is the fourth book of the series, and this time Emma, the main character, struggles with some things since she's both a witch and a princess. Obviously, people wouldn't like magic too much. She's ready to marry prince Eadric and rule two kingdoms with him, but Eadric's parents sure aren't! Eadric's mother does not approve of magic, and neither does the kingdom she rules.

But, w
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Elizabeth
No Place For Magic is a nice ending for Emma and Eadric, and it has a promising outlook for the future of Montevista and their stance towards magic. Emma’s spells are especially good in this one, particularly the spell that she places on Bradston. You can tell that her time as the Green Witch has really honed her abilities. Also, that part where she turns into a dragon and fights the Troll Queen is awesome.

So, once again, the blurb is a bit misleading. I was worried that the book would once agai
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Rachael
May 17, 2014 Rachael rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Emma and Eadric head to Eadric's kingdom in order to gain his parents' blessing before they can get married. Eadric's parents, his mother in particular, hate magic and are dead set against Emma. Upon their arrival at the castle Emma and Eadric find that Eadric's younger brother has been kidnapped by trolls. The two set out to rescue him while Emma struggles not to use her magic.

Emma went back to being annoying in this book. This seems to be an ongoing trend in E.D. Baker's books, well, at least
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Meg McGregor
Emma and Eadric's adventures continue, in this the fourth book, of The Frog Princess series!

I love tales about princesses and princes, and I love all the books by this author so of course I truly enjoyed reading this book.

This time, they are on a quest to rescue Edric's little brother, who has been captured by Trolls and destined to become the Troll Queen's husband. I am not really sure why the Troll Queen would kidnap Bradston as he is only about ten years old but of course she is not the sharp
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Wee!wawaLAA!!!
haha, well this is like one of the cornier books i've read..but its not too shabby :)
i'll admit the frog princess is so much more adorable, but this is alright
its just that emeralda and whats-his-name keep...kissing in like every other chapter -_____-"""
it gets extremely frustrating
i love Li'l, the bat, cause she's soooo cutteee >:3
but i get pissed off at the main characters cause
1. Whats-his-face is like sexist...thinking that emeralda can't protect herself
2. emeralda is waaaay to self-consc
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Becky
Aug 23, 2011 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book four in the series, Emma is ready to marry Prince Eadric, but her mother in law to be has other ideas. she hates magic and therefore disapproves of Emma, determined to make it work Emma and Eadric travels to Upper Montevista to ask for their blessing, but when they get there Bradston has been Kidnapped. Emma and Eadric embark on a mission to bring him back, journeying deep into the troll kingdom is dangerous, but now Emma can't use her magic for fear of a trace, things just keep getting wor ...more
Jaemi
This is the fourth of the Frog Princess books, a series that began with The Frog Princess, one of many modern-day fairy tale retellings I've read in the past few years. This wasn't my favorite of the series, but it was a good addition nonetheless.

In this portion of the story, almost all is right in Emma's world. She's got her true love, she's ended the family curse, and all that remains is to win over Eadric's parents so they may be married. With this in mind, the happy couple sets off to Eadric
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Alizabeth
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Jenben8426
Emma is determined to get Eadric's parents to give their blessing for the wedding between the two, but she doesn't understand their dislike of all things magical--especially witches. When Emma and Eadric get to his parents' castle they learn that Eadric's bratty little brother has been taken by the troll queen. Emma knows this is her opportunity to show Eadric's parents just what magic can really do, as she saves their son. But when Emma finds that the trolls can track her when she uses magic th ...more
Meg McGregor
Emma and Eadric's adventures continue, in this the fourth book, of The Frog Princess series!

I love tales about princesses and princes, and I love all the books by this author so of course I truly enjoyed reading this book.

This time, they are on a quest to rescue Edric's little brother, who has been captured by Trolls and destined to become the Troll Queen's husband. I am not really sure why the Troll Queen would kidnap Bradston as he is only about ten years old but of course she is not the sharp
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Sarah
Apr 15, 2009 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile
I actually ended up liking this much better than I thought I would. Emma wants the approval of Eadric's parents before they marry, but his folks are not too keen on the idea of having a witch in the family. But when Eadric's little brother disappears, Emma and Eadric undertake the task of finding him. The hitch is that Emma can't use her magic. Will they be able to find Prince Bradston using simply their wits? The twist of having Emma unable to use her magic actually proved quite interesting and ...more
Amalia
Apr 23, 2010 Amalia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am currently rereading this series - one of my favourites! My baby is almost 4 months old and I am still very sensitive (read hormonal) and keep starting books and putting them aside when they get too disturbing. I am left with very little to read so I have returned to a safe favourite. There is a great deal of comfort in the known:)

I am near the beginning of the book and while many scenes are familiar, many have been completely forgotten. For example, I had totally forgotten Eadric's parents
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Catherine
Mar 01, 2016 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting viewpoint on magic. E. D. baker is really good, although she doesn't transition very well. I think that Eadric is loyal. He is always willing to defend Emmeralda when they are in danger (which is a lot). Even though he is usually no match for their foes and Emma (her nickname) has to save his life several times, he stands up to rogue magic, and to do that for someone else takes a lot of courage and loyalty. An example of Eadric's loyalty towards Emma would be: "'Thank you, Eadric. ...more
Rachel
Nov 06, 2009 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Princess Emma of Greater Greensward is headed for Upper Montevista, where she aims to get Prince Edward's parents' blessing so they can get married. When they get there, Edward's little brother, Bradston, is missing! Edward's mother won't let Emma use magic to find Bradston, even though it's a potentially life-or-death situation. So Emma and Edward set off to find Bradston the way people usually do: without magic.

Emma and Edward are not exactly real-world, but they're funny; and this really is
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Eliza Brittni
Nov 22, 2008 Eliza Brittni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls
Recommended to Eliza Brittni by: me
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Alexandria
Sep 02, 2010 Alexandria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Once again another fantastic story that turns the old fairy tale on its head. In this we meeet the four headed troll queen who has decided that she wants to marry a prince (who happenes to be the bratty younger brother of Eadric), we are re-introduced to Shelton the heroic talking crab and we meet a Banshee who is actually very nice. Despite loving the book on a whole the the one thing that I look forward to is the side story of Li'l the bat and Garrid the vampire who fell in love with her. As a ...more
Bonnie
A fun fantasy fairy tale complete with kings, queens, princes and princesses. There are also witches, giants, dragons, sea monsters, werewolves, castles, caves, knights, a bat, a crab, cockatrices, a singing sword, ghosts, trolls, griffins, a banshee, vampires and fairies. What more could a person want in a fairy tale? Oh yeah, a wedding.

I have not read any of the previous books, this is the fourth in the series, but would like to find the first one since most of the reviews claim the ones befor
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Nina Briggs
Oct 24, 2013 Nina Briggs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite character in this book was Bradston because he is smart and knows how to get what he wants. I just don't like his ways of trying to get it. In the text it states "Bradston went to talk to the Green Witch, to handle the 'Emma' situation." He seemed to filled with Malice against Emma. I think it was because Eadric (Braston's brother) was spending more time with Emma than he was with him. I don't think he hated Emma I think he was just jealous of time she was spending with his brother.
Hoang-lan
Apr 14, 2011 Hoang-lan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: really-like, magic
this is one spectacular book. in this book, emma traveled to eadric's kingdom for their wedding but before that, she and eadric had to rescue eadric's brother. fighting with trolls, encountering cockatrice-i think that's how you spell it, but not sure- and many more. this book is the last book about emma and eadric, the next book will be about their child. i was sad that there won't be more adventures with emma and eadric but i guess reading about someone too much would make it boring. i recomme ...more
Mylife54321
Jun 15, 2008 Mylife54321 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls (4-8 Grade)
Recommended to Mylife54321 by: I found the series
Emma and Eadric want Eadric's parent's blessing for their marriage, too bad Eadric's parents don't like witches or even magical creatures. As soon as they arrive, they find out that trolls have captured Eadric's brother. How will Emma and Eadric save him when they are not to use magic under no sercumstances, otherwise no blessing from the king and queen of Upper Montevista.

This book is of a series and should be read in order. First is, "Frog Princess," then next is, "Dragon's Breath," then next
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Milan
Jul 14, 2009 Milan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though I LOVE all of them, this one is clearly my favorite. In this one Emma and Eadric are ready to get married (like, finnaly!) but Eadrics country isn't as comfortable with magic as Greater Greensward. The problem isn't about convincing the king and queen about magic, it's about saving Eadrics little brothe Bradston, from the trolls. i reccomend this book to 10+. (quite a lot of kissing) My favorite part was the ending. It was so sweet and romantic, and if you read it you know what I mea ...more
Chelle
I'm not totally sure what happened here, but this book was a bit of a disappointment compared to the volumes leading up to it. Emma seemed to have a chip on her shoulder the entire time and Eadric has lost his charm, becoming nearly one-dimensional. Before, I felt their growing affection for one another; here it seemed more like, well they love each other because they do, you remember all that stuff in the other books right? Still, younger readers especially will have a fun ride and it's a solid ...more
Jill
Book 4 in Tales of the Frog Princess. Emma finally gets to marry her frog, er Prince, since he's a frog no longer. First they have to battle trolls, a sea monster, other magical creatures, and the hardest of all, Eadric's parents. Disapproving of magic, they don't like Emma at all until she plays an intregal part in rescueing their youngest son from the troll queen.

I didn't think this one was as good as the first 3 books, but the story was entertaining enough.
Georgia
Nov 03, 2013 Georgia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good book. I read it over the october brake and absolutely loved it! It's about this girl called Emma and Emma is the most powerful witch in town and Emma is also the princess. Her mum wants her to marry a prince called Jorge, but Emma has met another Prince, Prince Eadric. Prince Jorge starts a war and Emma's kingdom has to fight Jorge's Kingdom with her magic. Will Jorge win and have to marry Emma? Read the book to find out!
Melanie
Not my favorite in the series, but still a fun read.

Favorite quote from the book:

"Although staying a dragon meant that I'd be free to do whatever I wanted to for the rest of my life, I already had something even better waiting for me in a tent, snoring so loudly that I could almost believe I heard him from far away. I could be a dragon now and then, but I knew that I could never leave Eadric for long."
Abigail
Nov 04, 2009 Abigail rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Emma and Eadric want to get married but after Eadric's parents find out that shes a witch that's not going to happen, but when Eadric's brother is kidnapped they must set off to find him and change Eadric's parents mind. I really liked this book, it never slowed down at any point, it really went well with the rest of the series. I recommend this book to all girls who love dungeons,dragons,princesses and over all fairy tales.
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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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  • Dragon's Breath (Tales of the Frog Princess, #2)
  • Once Upon a Curse (Tales of the Frog Princess, #3)
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“The tinkle of wind chimes announcing the return of our fairy guests made us both look up. Our chance to be alone was going to be shorter than either of us had hoped.
I sighed and brushed an errant dragon scale from Eadric’s tunic. “Someday when we have lots of time, remind me to tell you what you mean to me.”
Eadric tilted my head back so he could gaze into my eyes. “I can tell you what you mean to me with just one word.”
Let me guess,” I said, smiling up at him. “Maybe I make you happy because you no longer have to enter kissing contests to find the best kisser? Do I bring excitement into your life because I can wisk you away to exotic lands on my magic carpet? Or do you find me delightful because I can conjure food whenever you’re hungry?”
No, that’s not. . . Wait, what was that last one?”
I laughed and shook my head. “Never mind. So tell me in one word, what do I mean to you?”
That’s easy,” said Eadric. “Everything!”
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