No Place for Magic (The Tales of the Frog Princess Series #4)

No Place for Magic (The Tales of the Frog Princess Series #4)

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by E. D. Baker

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Emma and Eadric are finally ready to get married, but Eadric’s parents are not so sure about having a witch in the family! With a dose of bravery and a few clever tricks, both magical and not, Emma takes center stage in this utterly charming addition to the bestselling Tales of the Frog Princess series.


Emma and Eadric are finally ready to get married, but Eadric’s parents are not so sure about having a witch in the family! With a dose of bravery and a few clever tricks, both magical and not, Emma takes center stage in this utterly charming addition to the bestselling Tales of the Frog Princess series.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
What is not to love about Emma! She keeps all of Greater Greensward safe and green. She can talk to all kinds of living creatures including dragons and butterflies. She has a grandmother who lives with a ghost and encourages her special abilities, a mother who does not understand her magic but loves her any way, and a father who keeps her safe. Well, he tries to keep her safe, but he needs a little help in the way of her future groom, Eadric. Of course, the joke is on both of the men in her life. She does not really need either of them until she has to journey to Eadric's home in Upper Montevista. Now she has to use her logic and not her magic to help Eadric save his brother and convince his parents that a witch can be the right choice for Eadric's bride. This original and fun fairy tale goes on quite an adventure that leads in many directions before it comes full circle. Although the twists and turns do lead to an ending, I felt it climaxed too many times. One problem solves itself as another appears over and over. I appreciate all the action, but too may subplots drag the story on and on. The characters on the other hand add a wonderful touch to the story. How fun to have a Grandpa who is a ghost. The fairies give cause to laugh, and even the trolls seem believable. Look for more books from the "Frog Princess Series."
VOYA - Deborah Dubois
When Emma and Eadric travel to Upper Montevista to get Eadric's parents' blessing on their marriage, there are a couple of problems. The first is that Emma is a witch, and Eadric's parents do not like magic. The other is that trolls have kidnapped Eadric's younger brother, and he must be rescued without using magic. She ends up using magic as well as a few clever unmagical tricks. Emma and Eadric have typical pre-wedding worries about each other as they fight trolls, cockatrices, vampires, and other magical creatures. They learn to work together and appreciate each other's strengths as they rescue Bradston. The happily-ever-after ending includes a wedding interrupted by trolls attacking the castle, and Eadric's parents accepting the worth of magic after all because it is the only thing that saves them from the trolls. This comedic tale meets all the requirements of the fairy-tale formula, but it is difficult for the reader to appreciate the story and know the characters without having read the other books in the Tales of the Frog Princess series. Characters and situations are presented with little explanation, limiting the appeal to those who have read the previous books in the series. Purchase if the others have circulated well.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-This latest installment in the series continues with the travails of Emma as she tries to marry Prince Eadric. The young couple must go to meet his parents in Upper Montevista in order to obtain their consent. This is not a slam-dunk as Emma is a witch and Eadric's mother is not too keen on the use of magic. In fact, she won't even allow Emma to use it to help rescue her younger son, Bardston, who has been kidnapped by trolls. Unfortunately, that is about the extent of the plot; the rest is just window dressing, and not very interesting dressing at that. The story plods along as Emma and Eadric make their journey, but nothing much really happens. Things pick up once the search for Bardston begins. Emma is able to see that the man she loves is more than she thought he was, and his parents see that there is more to Emma than they believed. There certainly is no lack of humor, and kids will get a kick out of the hip "Shrek" vibe that Baker creates in this updated fairy tale. The attitudes are contemporary, but attitude alone doesn't make a compelling story. This one is for libraries in which the earlier books are popular.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Four volumes into the Frog Princess series the principals finally get hitched, though not before encounters with deadly werewolves and cockatrices, a genteel banshee, a baby dragon, vampires and a host of other magical creatures-capped by an army of invulnerable trolls led by a four-headed queen with a yen for matrimony herself. Complicated by Princess Emeralda's attempts to please her magic-hating mother and stepmother-to-be by sticking to mundane methods rather than using spells, the plot winds its leisurely way through adventures and misadventures toward a goopily romantic "I do," followed immediately by a wild battle as the aforementioned trolls attack. As before, hunky Prince Eadric's dedicated focus on food and fighting is leavened by just enough good sense to keep him from becoming a complete caricature, and capable Emeralda repeatedly snatches the fat from the fire thanks to quick wit and strong magic-not to mention a pair of cute/obnoxious talking-animal sidekicks. Another amiable, though, at this point, decidedly formulaic, episode. (Fantasy. 11-13)
From the Publisher

“Kids will get a kick out of the hip Shrek vibe that Baker creates in this updated fairy tale.” —School Library Journal

Product Details

Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
Tales of the Frog Princess Series , #4
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Barnes & Noble
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File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

E. D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for a new Disney movie which will be released this fall (The Princess and the Frog). Baker is also the author of Wings: A Fairy Tale. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland.


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No Place for Magic (The Tales of the Frog Princess Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 115 reviews.
PortugiPrisca More than 1 year ago
Another amazing continuation by ED Baker. The world and story she has created is exciting and romantic and each time I pick up another sequel I'm going back to a well-remembered place. I fall back into step in the flow of the story easily. If you've already read the three books before this one, I doubt you'll need this review to make up your mind :) I'm sure you're already won over!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is very good. i absolutely loved it. it is a great addition to a great series. E.D. Baker surpassed by greatest expectations. if you love magic, adventure, romance, and trial and error i strongly encourage you to read this book, its prequels, and sequels.
BEU More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed practically everything about this book. Each book in this series is better than the last. A simply wonderful read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No place for magic is a funny and a magical book.This is the fourth book to the frog pincess series.Emma goes to Edrics kingdom to meet his parents to get thir permision to get married, but Edrics brother is captured and brought to the trole queen and Edics mom dos'nt want emma to use her magic aroud her sons.Emma and Edric go thir andvanture with a little help from l'il the bat to rescue Edrics annoying litle brother.NO PLACE FOR MAGIC IS FUNNY AND ADVENTUROUS!!!I love the tales of the frog pincess series!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book 8 times because i loved it so much. I know for a fact that all of the books in this series are fantastic. Even though i have read it 8 times i get excited every time when they get married. I think you should read the others first so you can understand the story. I hope you love this book as much as I did. Do not miss out on this terrific book.
Angeline Pimentel More than 1 year ago
E.D Baker is my favorite author and I would do anything for her books .
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I read the whole series, and this was my favorite one! it was sooooo amazing that i could not put it down. I am planning on reading it again. Eadric is soooooo awesome and the best 'frog' prince. I hope that e.D. Baker writes another book for the series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kids can really relate to this book.I am a nine year old and this book really cought my attendtenchen.I really love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I love her books. So adorable :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this series! This book was the best! E D Baker mixes everything together! It's set in the time of King and Queens, it has magic just like Harry Potter, it has romance for sure, and it's all an adventure! I'm sure anyone will like this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book must read i have red it 15 times in a year but you should probably be 8 years old at the least to get the story The rest of the books are great but the salamanders spell is my 2 least favoret my least favoret is the one where esmareldas dauter gose and finds a dragon and falls in love with him still a very good book its also a must read p.s sorry about spelling my nooks being funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this BOOK!!! But if you really want a good book book choose Dragons breath . Its the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everybody should read these series there awesome
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Rebekah Swyers More than 1 year ago
the book is mixed with romance comedy and adventure just because th prince's brother is missing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not read this book but i have read the other 3 before this one and it is the best series ever. Eadric and Emma are such a cute and loving couple. You should buy this book. I have not bought it yet but i am so dieing to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Is a wonderful book, but read the others first. It can be a bit confusing if you don't. Eadric and Emma get married in this book. This is the fourth book, and I enjoyed it. This is a great book for ages 10-15. Older kids may like it, also. I highly recommend this book to people who enjoy a bit of a twist on fairy tails. I recommend all of the books of the series to people who like adventures. Once again, this is a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of E.D. baker books and I'm a huge fan of fiction/fantasy and did this book for my book report.
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This book was definatly a great addition to the series. Emma travels with Eadric back to Upper Montevista to try and convince his parents that magic is not all bad. They find out that Bradston, Eadrics pesty little brother, has been kiddnapped by trolls. Emma must learn how to save him without magic. I wanted to read more after the last chapter, and find out what happens down the road for Emma and Eadric in their marrige. It seemed like the ending was rushed a bit. Overall, this was a great book and I cant wit to keep reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She was...having a knew mom?being born again?thats what rosa thought when she found herself a baby again and in the arms of ariel!well,at least she already had a sister,whos name was melody.sometimes,when rosa fell asleep,she would image herself in the real world,not a crazy cartoon world.she wanted to go back home.she had a new home,a new world, moms.
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