Dragon's Breath (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Emma and Eadric have no sooner turned back into humans (from being frogs) than Emma's mother is in a panic, Aunt Grassina is distracted because she's found her true love turned into an otter, and Emma's magic is so out of control she sends herself to the dungeon by mistake. The neighboring kingdom has chosen this moment to attack, and if Emma can't get Grassina's mind back on protecting the kingdom, life as they know it in Greater Greensward will be in peril. From underwater sea monsters to fire-breathing ...

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Dragon's Breath (The Tales of the Frog Princess Series #2)

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Overview

Emma and Eadric have no sooner turned back into humans (from being frogs) than Emma's mother is in a panic, Aunt Grassina is distracted because she's found her true love turned into an otter, and Emma's magic is so out of control she sends herself to the dungeon by mistake. The neighboring kingdom has chosen this moment to attack, and if Emma can't get Grassina's mind back on protecting the kingdom, life as they know it in Greater Greensward will be in peril. From underwater sea monsters to fire-breathing dragons, this witty pair of young friends manages to sweet-talk, cajole, and race their way to victory. But when it looks as if everything will finally work out, disaster strikes, and Emma finds that magic is not enough-it takes real bravery and a strong, new friendship to succeed.

Having recovered their human shape, Emeralda and Eadric try to help Aunt Grassina find the special objects needed to break the spell that turned Grassina's true love, Haywood, into an otter.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this companion to The Frog Princess, Emma can't seem to control her magic-first she accidentally transports herself to the dungeon, then she discovers that whenever she sneezes, she turns into a frog. Ages 8-up. (Oct.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
"Quests, test, hearts won and broken, encounters with dragons, and plenty of magic. As tasty as its prequel."
VOYA
"As magically adventurous as fantasy can get. . . [A] fast-moving, inventive coming-of-(witch)age sequel."
Children's Literature
A charming and magical story! Princess Emma's magical powers are just beginning to emerge. Yet, she has not quite learned to control them. The first problem being that every time she sneezes, she and her friend, Eadric, turn into frogs! This happens at the most inconvenient times, including when they are riding on a magic carpet, and are dropped off as frogs into the swamp where they meet a winged water creature who carries them to safety. However, Princess Emma's real problem is she must get her aunt to start protecting the kingdom. Readers will enjoy Princess Emma and her adventures. Although the book is a sequel novel, readers will be able to follow the story without having read the first book. However, readers will be so captivated with Emma and her magic that they will want to read the first book in the series! 2003, Bloomsbury, Ages 8 to 12.
— Mindy Hardwick
VOYA
Talk about your fractious fairy tale—Princess Emeralda, Emma to her friends and family, is a witch-in-training, to the delight of her witch-aunt, Grassina, and to the dismay of her un-witch mother. Emma has not quite got the hang of those witchy spells, and her bungling is why when she sneezes, she and her dear friend, Prince Eadric, spend a lot of time as frogs. Emma's kingdom is threatened with an invasion by a rival king whose loathsome son, Prince Jorge, intends to make fifteen-year-old Emma his bride. Emma's father needs Grassina's magic powers to fend off the impending attack, but she is distracted by her love for Haywood, the light of her life for many years, who was turned into an otter by Olivene, Emma's hateful witch grandmother. Emma and Eadric beseech the haggish Olivene to help them break the curse and turn Haywood human again so that Grassina can focus on homeland security. A visit to the Old Witches' Retirement Community is conditionally fruitful. Grandma is as nasty as ever but offers up the tricky ingredients needed to break Haywood's spell. Emma's quest—with Eadric's help—is as magically adventurous as fantasy can get. The resources of team Emma-Eadric complement each other nicely as they race against time and twisted roadblocks (not to mention flatulent dragons) to save their land. Talking bats, a Dragon Olympics, and a fitful flying carpet are some of the charming ingredients in this fast-moving, inventive coming-of-(witch)age sequel to Baker's The Frog Princess (Bloomsbury, 2002/VOYA December 2002). VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High,defined as grades 7 to 9). 2003, Bloomsbury, 250p., Ages 11 to 15.
—Beth E. Andersen
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-Quests, tests, hearts won and broken, encounters with dragons, and plenty of magic animate this breezy sequel to The Frog Princess (Bloomsbury, 2003). When evil hag Olivene not only refuses to change good witch Grassina's heartthrob Haywood back from being an otter, but also dispatches him to parts unknown, young witch-in-training Princess Emeralda (Emma) and formerly enchanted Prince Eadric are charged with gathering the ingredients needed for a curse-lifting potion: "A gossamer hair from mother-of-pearl,/The breath of a dragon green./A feather from an aged horse,/The husk of a magic bean." Nothing turns out to be quite what it seems-and thanks to a previous curse, the questors switch between human and frog whenever Emma sneezes. Oh, and the kingdom of Greater Greensward is also about to be invaded by the army of Emma's snotty ex-suitor, Prince Jorge. Eadric's focus on food, flirting, and fighting (exactly in that order) still makes him something of a male caricature, but at least he's brave and decent-hearted. As tasty as its prequel, this romantic confection ends with several ingenious twists and the possibility of further adventures. A treat for fans of Gail Carson Levine's books.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A rollicking sequel to The Frog Princess (2002) does not disappoint. Emeralda--Emma--discovers that now that she and Eadric have turned back into people again, they revert to frogginess whenever Emma sneezes. That's only the beginning, though. Emma's Aunt Grassina, the Green Witch, is utterly distracted by having her beloved turned into an otter by her own mother, Emma's utterly unsuitable grandmother. Emma's mother Chartreuse, who has no magic, needs Grassina to defend the kingdom, although she can spare time to snipe at her daughter, sister, and mother. Eadric, when he isn't eating, gamely goes along with Emma on her quest to help Grassina reverse the spell and save the otter and the kingdom. A talking, rhyming sword, a very young dragon, and a lot of cranky old witches are a few of the delights of this tale that manages to be both fast-paced and rambling. Don't miss the red hooded cloak lined with wolf fur among the dragon's treasure. (Fantasy. 8-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781417744664
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Series: Tales of the Frog Princess Series , #2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 292
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

E.D. Baker is the author of The Frog Princess, which has already been translated into several languages, was a Winter Book Sense Children's 76 pick and has been optioned by Disney for an animated movie. She lives with her family near Baltimore, MD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2009

    Dragon's Breath by E.D Baker

    Dragon's Breath is the second of the frog princess series. It is about a girl named Ella who is both a princess and a witch in training. The story starts out when a prince asks Ella for her hand in marriage, and she declines. But the prince doesn't give up there. he goes to war with Ella's kingdom to try to make her give in. While this is all going on, Ella's grandmother turns Hayward (Ella's Aunt Grassinas' fiancé) into an otter and sends him far away. Ella's aunt goes looking for him and because she's the green witch, she has to defend the kingdom when bad things happen. While Grassina is away the king and his army are left to defend themselves from the opposing army. Ella is also away getting the ingredients to change Hayward back into a human. Ella goes under the sea, to a dragon Olympics, and to a magic market to find hair from the mother of Pearl, breath from a green dragon and the skins of magic beans (which are currently out of season).Once Ella gets all of the ingredients she rushes as fast as she can to the kingdom. but is it too late? Once Ella gets back to the kingdom she finds that the battle is already happening but, at least Grassina found Hayward! As quickly as possible Ella gives Grassina the potion and goes off to help her father in the battle. Once Grassina gives Hayward the potion he turns back into a human but something goes terribly wrong! All of a sudden... I will let you read the book to find out. There are many positives of the book including that it was very funny and suspenseful. Also, it was very intriguing and interesting! Another positive is that, the main character was a young girl who does magic which is very interesting. And finally, the last positive was that the book was an adventure and you could not possibly put down the book. Even though this book was amazing, there were still some negatives. In Dragon's Breath one of the negatives was that there were too many things happening at one time. Another negative was that there were lot of different settings and it was hard to keep up. Finally the last negative was that there were many characters which made it some-what confusing. E.D. Baker -the author of Dragon's Breath- is a very creative and distinctive writer. The writing style of E.D. Baker in the story is magical and exciting! Also the book is written in first person, and has longer sentences compared to short. Next, the writing style of the author is only semiformal but speaks with dialect. And finally the writing style of the author in this book is that she uses sensory details for example "the steam rising from the eggs wafted toward my nose drifting past Li'l. Smells good." I recommend this book completely to girls ages 9 and up! Also to girls who are just looking for a good book to read. And finally to people who like princesses, magic and witches. Some books that are similar to Dragon's Breath are The Frog Prince, Once Upon a Curse, No Place for Magic, The Salamander Spell and the Harry Potter series. Overall, Dragon's Breath, by E.D. Baker is an amazing novel about a princess and what happens when your grandmother is a former queen and is now a mean old witch.

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2011

    The frig princess 2

    The book was awesome! Oh and by the way whoever wrote ella as the name of the princess its EMMA! But most of all READ the BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2004

    Dragons Breath Rocks!

    I thought that this book was very interesting and fun to read. I read the Frog Princess and could not wait to see the rest of the book. In a few words, This Book Rocked!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    dragon breath

    i liked this book because it had a nice story. But i think the auther could of used more bescription and explain who was talking and were the setting was.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2004

    how great I think dragons breath is

    Dragons Breath is awsome!It is very very magical.I love reading about dragons, mermaids,witches,wizerds, giants,and ghosts.it's realy exciting!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Loved it !!!!

    It was so good!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Best Book in the WORLD

    This is so awesome so u should read it. So much adventure is in it!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Telephone to Yoshimacie

    WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY? The white wolf has the egg. the early bird gets the worm. The demon dog hunts no man. Ditch dat dog!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Read this book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    ABBA ZOO

    GOOD SERIES.VERY FUNNY.KEEPS YOUR INTREST.I GAVE IT 5 STARS.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Dragons Breath

    I stayed to late reading it. I got trouble for that. It was so hard to stop reading it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    It is really good

    I dont hav it on my nook but i think it is asom u shud by it

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Help!

    I am confused about the seires. I love the books, but which comes 1st 2nd 3rd and so on.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Awesome

    Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    Fun children's book

    We've been reading the series to our five year old. She loves it. We don't know what we'll do when the series ends or becomes too serious for her.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Great

    Amazing , fun and full of amaganation

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    dragons breath tot. Awesi O Dragons breath tot. Awesome!!!!!

    Best most beath taking /adventureous novel ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Realy

    Your a purfaionly athor try eding for once you misspelled cookies and put ramdom letters all over the storie and whats with the question marks every where it makes it kinda hard to read the words when half the letters a replaced with ????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Why its good

    I only read the samppel of it and i cant wait to get all of it!lm 8and a leve 10 reader so it only took me about 1 min' to do / read it!!!!!!†!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Amazing

    This book is amazing!!!!!!!"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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