Frogkisser!

Frogkisser!

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Princess Anya has a big problem: Duke Rikard, her step-stepfather is an evil wizard who wants to rule the kingdom and has a habit of changing people into frogs, and her older sister Morven, the heir, is a wimp--so with the help of the librarian Gotfried (who turns into an owl when he is upset), and the Royal Dogs, she must find away to defeat Rikard, save her sister, and maybe even turn Prince Denholm back into a human being.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781338052084
133805208X
Characteristics: 372 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Princess Anya has two big problems: Duke Rikard, an evil wizard who wants to rule her kingdom and an older sister who is a wimp--so with the help of a librarian, a Royal Dog, and a newt, she must find a way to save her kingdom. Humorous.

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DPLjosie Nov 22, 2017

Humorous fantasy, a teen version of Piers Anthony, perhaps. Definitely a light read, amusing, and fun.


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MelifluousView Sep 10, 2018

Anya was such a great character. As she's confronted with a world-changing paradigm shift, she doesn't shrug it off, but she doesn't accept it right away either. The story was slower than I prefer, but I found it charming once I got into it.

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vitareader
Jul 26, 2018

Great book loved it.
We are doing it for book club as a light summer read. Princess Anya must find the ingredients to make a lip balm to return the frog her sister use to love back into a prince. Anya is the younger princess yet she always seems to be the one taking care of everyone and everything while trying to stay out of the way of her evil step-stepfather who wants the throne and who is turning himself into a great sorcerer and not the nice kind. Magic of his kind exacts a price far greater than your average wizard. It takes your soul and eventually you are dead, but walking,Voldemort anyone? Anya goes on a quest for lip balm and to find help defeating her evil no so parent. Anya is accompanied by one of the castle's talking dogs . The book may sound a little dark but every fairy tale has that element. There are many amusing moments in this book especially when the prince dives into the moat to escape and Anya finds out that her step step father has changed quite a few princes and others into frogs, that is a lot of lip balm. Gerald the Herald is the paparazzi that shows up and screams headlines right when you don't want him around. Gerald the Herald is not just one guy. All heralds dress up like him and don the facial hair even the girls. Many people and non people join Anya in her quest to battle against the dark sorcerers.
This is not just a children's book. It is fun for everyone.

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bonjbothe3rd
Feb 26, 2018

I thought this book had a lot of potential, however I couldn't get into it at all. I actually found it boring. I don't think this should have been in the teen section, I think a younger audience would be a better fit.

DPLjosie Nov 22, 2017

Humorous fantasy, a teen version of Piers Anthony, perhaps. Definitely a light read, amusing, and fun.

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Tabaqui
Mar 30, 2017

Hmm. I didn't feel very involved in the story for some reason. Also, not really the kind of fairy tale I prefer. The characters were not very well-developed, and their predicaments weren't especially sympathy inducing. In addition, why in the world was this listed as Teen? Overall, not something I'd recommend.

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martha_w
Feb 20, 2017

If you like your teen fantasy with a hefty dash of humor, and a fair bit of poking fun at traditional fairy tales, then Frogkisser is the book for you. It has a super appealing main character, dogs play a major role (!!), and I laughed out loud more than once while reading this. I can't think of a word to describe it other than charming.

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white_panda_575
Oct 20, 2017

white_panda_575 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 12

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