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

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,613 Ratings  ·  335 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published December 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Brianna Mathes
Feb 12, 2010 Brianna Mathes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
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
Feb 02, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Meg McGregor
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
This story turned out better than I thought it would be. Not too bad of a story. =)
Desiree Andoh
Nov 16, 2015 Desiree Andoh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 differen ...more
Aug 06, 2015 Rachael rated it liked it
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. Unfortuna ...more
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 n ...more
Nov 12, 2009 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Michelle Randall
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
Eustacia Tan
Nov 26, 2013 Eustacia Tan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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 dra ...more
Apr 18, 2012 ReadMeToSleep rated it really liked it
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
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
Apr 09, 2013 Librarirun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 14, 2010 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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, giants ...more
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
Jan 13, 2011 Kami rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Angelica Fortunato
This was one of the very first novels I had ever read, and is what stoked my love of reading. The writing is done with a great sense of humour and the characters were all so funny. At the time when I was not interested in reading books, it became a book with well thumbed pages as I re-read the story over and over because it became a place of solace for me, and a world that I wanted to disappear into. Not only that, but it managed to awaken my own slumbering sense of imagination.
Feb 18, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Emily Leathers
I have yet to find one of Ms Baker's books that's better than "okay", but they're amusing little stories.

In Dragon's Breath, Emma and Eadric help Grassina in her quest to restore the recently re-met Haywood to human form.

I enjoyed the dragons in this quite a lot.

I did not enjoy the repeated inconsistencies with Salamander Spell. Who was older, Grassina or Chartruse?

I read this as part of the trilogy compilation kindle edition.
Kristina Jo
Feb 21, 2013 Kristina Jo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 12, 2015 Cathyl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 28, 2014 Kerri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was much along the same lines as the first: silly, lighthearted, fun read, and very much a book for a younger audience. I would have probably loved these books in elementary school. Simple read with some fun characters and crazy situations, but there is not a single good mother-daughter relationship, which seemed really strange to me. Maybe by the third book?
Feb 12, 2014 SmilingDork rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
E.D Baker is a hilarious author and knows how to tickle her reader's funny bone. With witches and dragons and curses and an enjoyable tale you can't help but feel the magic of the story and want to keep reading. I recommend this book to any fantasy lovers and it is an all age book sure to give a laugh. though fist you got to read the first books. ;P
Kimberly Fields
I enjoyed this book, though not quite as much as the first in the series. Dragon's Breath follows Emma and Eadric as they search for the magical items necessary to turn Haywood back into a human. I enjoyed meeting the new characters, especially little Ralf, and got a kick out of Eadric's quirky talking sword. Another fun, albeit fluffy read.
Mar 16, 2010 Joy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Tammy Pendleton
Dec 13, 2014 Tammy Pendleton rated it it was amazing

If you like fantasy books this is the one for you. I really enjoyed everything about this book, I have read it like a million times and I will read it again. I hope that you want to try to read this book, and when you do I wish that you will enjoy it as much as I have.
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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.

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Other Books in the Series

The Tales of the Frog Princess (8 books)
  • The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess, #1)
  • Once Upon a Curse (Tales of the Frog Princess, #3)
  • No Place for Magic (The Tales of the Frog Princess, #4)
  • The Salamander Spell (Tales of the Frog Princess, #5)
  • The Dragon Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess, #6)
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