Froggedby Vivian Vande Velde
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/i>
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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.
"Imogene's misadventures as an amphibian are entertaining. There's enough light humor throughout to keep readers hooked."
"A fine addition to the canon of fractured fairy tales."
"The action is convincing, carried forward by dialogue and ironic good humor. A satisfying journey for fans of fractured fairy tales."
"Vande Velde writes with the crisp diction of a practiced storyteller who knows her text will likely be read aloud."
"Princess-loving girls will be charmed by this story."
—School Library Journal
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 2 MB
- Age Range:
- 10 - 12 Years
Read an Excerpt
Part 1 The New Embrace
1 The Corridors of Empower 3
2 Heroine Addicts: Feminism and Hollywood 29
3 Do These Underpants Make Me Look Feminist? 59
4 The Golden Age of (Feminist) TV 81
5 Our Beyonces, Ourselves: Celebrity Feminism 111
Part 3 The Same Old Normal
6 Killer Waves 141
7 Empowering Down 169
8 The Rise of Big Woman 193
9 Creeping Beauty 221
Epilogue: The End of Feel-Good Feminism 249
Meet the Author
Vivian Vande Velde has written many highly acclaimed books for teen and middle-grade readers, including Three Good Deeds, Heir Apparent, Deadly Pink, and the Edgar Award– winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at www.vivianvandevelde.com.
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What a cute little fairy tale! I loved this sweet little book. It made me laugh more than twice, and I adored the adventure that Imogene and Luella got swept away in. And I loved the solution they come up with to change Imogene's frogged state. Kids in the intended age range (9 and up) will enjoy this story. The one thing that I did find weird were the chapter headings. They were written in what felt like a first person voice, but the book was written in third person.
Looking for a fun, new adventure loosely based on a classic fairy tale? FROGGED might be just the book for you. In an E.D.Baker/Disney-esque spin, kissing a frog has a way of rebounding and turning oneself into a frog. Unlike the former two, however, the frog turns back into a human, leaving his savior as a frog in his place. Harry is no prince, either, but a wainwright’s son. He doesn’t care that he’s turned the royal princess into a frog, either. He’s from a poor family overrun with kids. Why shouldn’t he have a little luck, too? Our plucky princess, Imogene, refuses to curse another human into frog form in order to save herself. Instead, she sets off to find the witch who cursed Harry, only to find that it can’t be undone. Imogene will remain a frog unless she can get someone else to kiss her and transfer the enchantment. As she tries to make her way home, she’s captured by a couple of teenagers named Luella and Bertie, who are running away to be actors and want to add a talking frog to their act. Imogene has no way out, especially when the troupe’s owner realizes that Imogene is who she says but doesn’t care, so long as a talking frog brings in the money. Will Imogene ever find a way to return home and become a human frog again? FROGGED is great for middle-grade readers and will appeal to children as they follow Imogene on her journey. There are a couple of small adult elements slipped in, but they’re done in a way that kids won’t notice or wonder about, but adults will pick up on. They can relate to Imogene, who doesn’t want to read about a stuff book about how to be a princess that her mother’s making her study. They’ll feel bad when, only trying to help, she’s forced to give her first kiss away to a frog, who turns out to be a mean boy. They’ll feel as mad as Imogene does when she’s tricked, handfed lies, and held against her will. FROGGED is a fun, light read about a princess forced to masquerade as a frog after being caught up in an unfortunate curse.
This book is ok. It is not the best bopk i have ever read and i have read a lot f books. If u really want to read a good book, read harry potter or percy jackson or the hunger games. Thous are some really good books.
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Fairy Tales are just one of those topics that never goes out of style and can sometimes be hard to take something old and put a new spin on it. I loved this book and how it was written and the story within it. It shows us it is okay to be rich or a princess, but no matter who we are it is important to remember we are all humans, with the same feelings, and we need to remember that because that is the human thing to do. “No! My loyalty to my king and my country means more to me than your filthy gold or your vile threats! You may go ahead and rip my body asunder- I shall not betray my liege lord!” Princess Imogene comes across a frog who tells her he is a prince and with one kiss will become human again. Imogene isn’t a bad girl really and gives the frog a kiss. However, she becomes a frog instead and when she tries to get turned back into a princess she is kidnapped and forced to work at a traveling theater all the while trying to find a way home but no one seems to believe who she is and thinks it’s all just part of the act. You can learn a good lesson from this book and have a nice dreamy read at the same time. The cover is so pretty too and I would recommend this book! *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review* *You can view the original review at Musing with Crayolakym and San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review
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