Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Book: Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde

Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde is released this week. I've lost count of Velde's fairy tale retellings from novels to short stories, she's been doing it well for many years beginning with Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird (Magic Carpet Books).

Book description:

One should be able to say of a princess “She was as good as she was beautiful,” according to The Art of Being a Princess (third revised edition), which the almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is supposed to be reading. Not feeling particularly good, or all that beautiful, she heads for a nearby pond, where, unfortunately, a talking frog tricks her into kissing him. No prince appears, as one might expect. Instead, the princess turns into a frog herself! Thus launches a funny, wonderfully spun fractured fairy tale in which Imogene wonders if she will be forever frogified.

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