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The Frog Princess (The Tales of the Frog Princess #1)

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Princess Emeralda a.k.a. 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 ret ...more
Library Binding, 214 pages
Published 2008 by Paw Prints (first published September 2nd 2002)
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Kinga
Oct 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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AMEERA
2.5
Sam :)
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating:

(late review)
The Frog Princess is one of those books that I read at the library just because I found it, loved, and then picked up every other book by the author. High recommendation for middle/elementary schoolers who love witty fantasy books! :)
Addie
Dec 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nikki
The Frog Princess is one of my sister’s favourite comfort-reads, so it was the first thing she thought to recommend when I had a reading challenge prompt to read something recommended by a family member. It takes a generic medieval-ish setting (castles, royalty, witches), and the usual Frog Prince story, and gives it a little twist to complicate it. If you’ve seen Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, you know the basic twist — apparently, the film was somewhat based on this book, though my sister ...more
Dani
Jun 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Truly
May 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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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Linda
Listened to this expanded fairy tale in the car on a road trip with the grandkids (girl and boy aged 9 & 11), and it was enjoyed by all. First of a series, 5 1/2 hrs long in audio form.
cookiemonger
May 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
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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Meg McGregor
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-i-love
The Frog Princess is the first in a series of eight books! I have read this at least three times and just finished the fourth read!

You know, it was better than all the other times I have read this book!

In this story, Princess Emma goes into the swamp by her castle because she loves to explore it! The day the story begins, she is there as a way of avoiding her suitor, Prince Jorge (whom she absolutely deplores)! Little does she know that she will meet the love, I mean... the frog .... of her drea
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Megan Reilly
Sep 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
emma
3.8/5

this was my favorite series in late elementary school, so when the new editions were put on book outlet i couldn't pass up. i'm so glad that i genuinely enjoyed this book the second time around, instead of being irritated/bored/embarrassed i ever liked it. this book is cute and smart and fun, and such a unique and more girl-powery twist on a traditional fairytale. i'm very glad i read these books in elementary school, though i'm not sure if i want to reread the rest of the series. (it is st
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Abigail
Nov 04, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
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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Gabi Benevides
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book since I was little so I can't give it less than five stars, even with the little things that annoy me.
I'm guessing this is E. D. Baker's first book (or one of the first ones) because of the speed of the plot. Hm, not sure about how to explain this. But the rhythm of the story is really quick, without a big development or explanations. It reminds me of my first stories. Nothing wrong with that, just pointing out my thoughts about it.
It's always a pleasure to read it again.
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.
Kimberly
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was about Emma, a princess who's told to marry Prince Jorge which which she doesn't want to, so she runs away and kisses a frog who says he's Prince Eadric and Emma turns into a frog too. Both Emma and Eadric go through lots of stuff together and in the end everything goes alright. It made me feel happy that because everything went alright. I learned that u can do lots of stuff if you work together. I would recommend this book to everybody cause it's a fun book.
Isabel
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Isabel by: Sophia
I adored this series when I was very little -- around 2nd and 3rd grade. ;)
Haley
Very good series for all girls! I LOVED it!
Seraphina
The last Time I read this I must have been 12 or 13...jeez that's a decade ago, I'm so old ^.^ I had bought one of the books in the series and then realized it was number 3 instead of this one, I read it anyway and loved it so I went to the library and toke out the whole series and loved it. The Frog Princess is about an awkward princess who meets a frog prince, she kisses him and turns into a frog herself. This is definitely one of my favorite retellings of the Frog Prince, its original, cute a ...more
Drew Graham
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: me
(Probably 3.5, if I'm being completely honest, but it was pretty fun and overall painless so I bumped it up a bit.)

Emeralda is a princess, but being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be. Faced with the unpleasant prospect of being forced to marry the self-absorbed (and ladies' shoe-obsessed) Prince Jorge, she finds an unlikely confidante in a frog in the nearby swamp who claims to be an enchanted prince himself. Emma decides to finally give into his relentless requests to kiss him, but for
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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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Becky
Aug 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another book that has been on my TBR pile for a very long time. I finished Princess Diaries part 3 whilst in my lunch break at work and had left book 4 at home, so I grabbed this from my tray and sat down with it.
I was halfway after 40 minutes so decided to bring it home with me to finish.
Princess Emeralda or Emma as she likes to be called is a real princess, although she doesn't act like one, her laugh is loud and invasive, she is clumsy and ungraceful. And she doesn't want to marry th
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Eustacia Tan
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Frog Princess is a re-telling of yes, you've guessed it, The Frog Prince. In case you don't know the story (after all, the Disney Movie Version is new, and is also a retelling), here's how it goes:

A princess loses her golden ball (which means she's probably a child), a frog promises to get her golden ball back for her if she'll take him in, let him eat from her dish and kiss him. She agrees, breaks her promise, but the frog finds her anyway (scary). And her dad makes her carry out her promis
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Lucy March
The best word I can use to describe this book is simply CUTE.

It succeeds at being a cute series opener and a charming little "royalty turned into frogs/talking animals" magicy adventure, but adds little else.

Emma was a likable main character and I was interested in her and her family curse (which we don't learn about until near the end -- an issue I will get into in the next paragraph) enough to want to read the rest of this series.

My biggest problem with this book is its pacing. Like, for plo
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Cecelia
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It's about a princess named Emma who one day goes to the swamp and finds a frog. He says his name was Prince Eadric so he can be kissed. But when Emma kisses him she turns into a frog. They go to find the witch who made Eadric a frog and why Emma's kiss didn't help. They find a witch. Eadric says it was the right one but it wasn't. The witch's name was Vannabe. She captures them so she can used their tongues and toes for one of her spells. Emma and Eadric are stuck in a ...more
Sravya
Dec 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: absolutely-read

Princess Emeralda(Emma) is not exactly the perfect princess, her laugh is like a "donkey's bray" instead of "tinkling bells", and she's so clumsy that she trips over her own feet! Emma's mother, Queen Chateruese is convinced that Emma will never make a proper princess for the kingdom of Greater Greensward. Emma gets tired of everyone telling her that she'll never make a ladylike princess, the only one who will understand her is her maternal aunt,Grassina the Green Witch or protector of Greater
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Mark Dewey
Feb 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, juvenile, audio
I haven't seen the movie, but it must be very good considering how everyone seems to think it was better than the book. I thought the book was done well, anyway. I have no real complaints. This book is in the same sub-genre of fantasy as Ella Enchanted, but I thought this one was more fun, personally, with less drama.

It's fairly funny, but it's not really the whole thing about her being turned into a frog—I mean, the title kind of spoils that. That's one thing about books like this—things that s
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RithikaD
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-lit
The fantasy book "The Frog Princess" by E.D. Baker is about Princess Emeralda (Emma) and Prince Eadric. This takes place in a fantasy world filled with ogres, giants, dragons, witches, and much more! Emma's favorite place is the swamp, so when she finds out her sworn enemy, Prince Jorge is coming, she goes to the swamp. When she goes there she meets a frog, Eadric who claims he was a prince turned into a talking frog. He asked Emma if she could kiss him, because the only way to break the spell, ...more
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I enjoy reading twists on classic fairy tales. They tend to be very creative and often have some nice surprises. The Frog Princess is one of those books that offers a little spin to a well-known tale.
I liked the main idea of the plot where the princess turns into a frog when the frog prince kisses her. Very unique idea! Although I suspected that everything would work out in the end (it’s a fairy tale after all), I did not know HOW it would happen.
Princess Emma was an average girl. She had
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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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