- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Series: Tales of the Frog Princess
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (June 6, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1681191377
- ISBN-13: 978-1681191379
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 207 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Frog Princess Returns (Tales of the Frog Princess) Hardcover – June 6, 2017
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About the Author
E.D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The Wide-Awake Princess series, The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series, and many other delightful books for young readers, including A Question of Magic, Fairy Wings, and Fairy Lies. The Frog Princess was the inspiration for Disney's hit movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and their many animals in Maryland.
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Top Customer Reviews
I've enjoyed the Tales of the Frog Princess series ever since I read them back shortly after they were first published so I was thrilled to hear that there was another book coming out in the series! The Frog Princess Returns doesn't disappoint! Fans of the series will love this latest story.
While it didn't have that extra little pizzazz I need for a 5-star rating, it's a strong 4.5. There's intrigue, secrets, mystery, fairies, dragons, and adventure. What more could you want in a story?
All of our favorite characters have returned and we've added a few new people, such as Princess Adara who's on a mission. The characters are well-developed, fun, and easy to like. The settings are magical with just enough descriptions that you can imagine them easily.
The story line moves along at a decent pace and there's a twist in the end that even though I didn't necessarily like the character to begin with, I didn't see the twist coming!
If you've read the series before now, this does not take place at the end of the series. This takes place earlier in the series. Emma and Eadric aren't married yet, but they've had some of their early adventures. I'd place it right around the time of book three.
It's a great addition to the series and whether you're finding this series for the first time or are just excited about the new story, I highly recommend this one! So much fun!
*** Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this title. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions and conclusions are my own. ***
The Frog Princess Returns did not disappoint! Not at all. It had the same feel as the original, with a cast of silly but endearing characters, great lessons for young readers, and the charm that Baker has always filled her books with. And it was so great to be back in Emma's story again. The later books in the series follow some different characters, but The Frog Princess started out following Princess Emma and she was always the star of the show for me. Reading The Frog Princess Returns, it was like no time at all had passed and I was able to go back to a place that I didn't even realize I had been missing.
I definitely recommend The Frog Princess Returns, as well as the first eight books in the series, to any middle-grade readers who love fantasy, and definitely to older readers who loved this series when they were younger!