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Frederick Fly-Catcher

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  4 reviews
“A fun adventure that was a hit with my nine-year-old."

What happens when Frederick, a champion fly-catcher, is confronted with a human? After all, humans are dangerous! And worse, this human is carrying a thing of troublesome, powerful magic. What if Frederick can’t get it to stop?

This fast-paced chapter book will entice young readers to keep turning pages to find out what
Kindle Edition, 74 pages
Published April 30th 2020 by Helen C. Johannes
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Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a whimsical fantasy to give that special child for the holiday-this book is for you!

In disclosure, I am a friend of the author, Helen C Johannes. (This is her first children's book but she's an award-winning author of fantasy romances for adults.) And I received a complimentary review copy. But this is my honest review.

First of all, I loved that Frederick is such a REAL frog! So many little details about a frog's life and world are interwoven into this intriguing story. A
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Life is pretty good for Frederick the frog. He’s known as a champion fly-catcher and each day is calm in the pond. He’s good at avoiding predators like the hawk and the fox while being around his friends and family. But when he hears horses, he dives into the pond. He blinks in astonishment at a pair of blue eyes staring back at him. Danger! It’s a human! The queen has warned him about humans and knows nothing good can come of it. Or can it? He accidentally swallows a human ‘thing’ and suddenly ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, including small, green ones.

This was the first time I ever remember reading about a character who accidentally swallowed a magic ring. Small details like that one were what made Frederick’s adventures stand out to me. While they followed many of the rules about what should happen in a fantasy story, the ones they purposefully bent in order to surprise or delight the audience were what made this such a fun read. The author clearly knew this genre well, and it
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. This book is cute for around a eight year old and up. This book has frogs, a wizard, magic, and a boy. If you are not interested in magic with book is not for you. The story was really fun to read! This is a chapter book. I give this book four stars. It is only on kindle. I like having an actual book, so cut one star for that. You can buy on Amazon for $.99. I do recommend thi ...more
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Author Helen C. Johannes lives in the Midwest with her husband and grown children. Growing up, she read fairy tales, Tolkien, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Agatha Christie, Shakespeare, and Ayn Rand, an unusual mix that undoubtedly explains why the themes, characters, and locales in her writing play out in tales of love and adventure. A member of Romance Writers of America, she credits the friends she ha ...more

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