Once Upon a Curse

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Many years ago a slighted fairy placed a curse on a beautiful young princess—a curse that caused her and all her female descendants to turn into mean, ugly witches if they ever touched a flower after turning sixteen. Now, Princess Emma, who is about to turn sixteen herself, is determined to break the spell once and for all. Emma travels back in time to the day the curse was placed on her ancestor in the hope of preventing the curse from being cast. Unfortunately she isn't successful in her efforts, but she does ...

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Once Upon a Curse (The Tales of the Frog Princess Series #3)

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Overview

Many years ago a slighted fairy placed a curse on a beautiful young princess—a curse that caused her and all her female descendants to turn into mean, ugly witches if they ever touched a flower after turning sixteen. Now, Princess Emma, who is about to turn sixteen herself, is determined to break the spell once and for all. Emma travels back in time to the day the curse was placed on her ancestor in the hope of preventing the curse from being cast. Unfortunately she isn't successful in her efforts, but she does learn how to break it. Armed with this knowledge, Emma returns to her own time full of hope. But disaster ensues and Emma is about to give up completely—until true love shows itself in the most unexpected place of all.

Esmeralda, who is both a princess and a powerful witch, travels back in time to end a family curse so that she can marry her true love, Prince Eadric.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Baker’s vividly imagined fantasy world . . . [is] irresistible and loaded with humor." —VOYA
Publishers Weekly
In Once Upon a Curse by E.D. Baker, the third book in the series begun with The Frog Princess, Emma is about to turn 16 and therefore will be subject to a curse placed on her family generations back. Attempting to undo the curse, she travels back in time to the day the curse was first placed on Princess Hazel, and though Emma fails in one mission, she succeeds in another. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
In a sequel to The Frog Princess and Dragon's Breath, Princess Emeralda returns as the Green Witch of her kingdom. The almost-sixteen Emma has a big problem: How can she marry her Prince Eadrick with the family flower curse hanging over her? Knowing that once past the big birthday the very touch of a petal will turn her into a cranky hag like Aunt Grassina and her grandmother, Emma decides to get to the very root of the curse by going back in time to the moment it was cast. Of course Eadrick has to tag along, not to mention L'il, Emma's friendly bat . . . Baker's Harry Potter for girls is filled with charms, (Help! A poet Emma is not!) and potions, and the brick-a-brack of a lightly sketched pseudo-medieval world. All to the good if it keeps kids reading between Rowlings. But for finer fantasy they really ought to be introduced to Diana Wynne Jones, or Tamora Pierce. 2004, Bloomsbury, Ages 8 to 12.
—Kathleen Karr
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619636194
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Series: Tales of the Frog Princess Series
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 290,063
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

E.D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The Wide-Awake Princess series, and many other delightful books for young readers, including The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker, A Question of Magic, Fairy Wings, and Fairy Lies. The Frog Princess was the inspiration for Disney’s hit movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and their many animals in Maryland. ww.talesofedbaker.com

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Knight

    I love these books
    Read them in order

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Awesome

    I love all these books

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    lovely

    a sweet, romance and adventure

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    BEST book every!!!

    E.D.baker is a great author. I love her books. Its funny and sweet and cant wate to read the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    So cute!

    I love this seriess! Princess Emma has wonderful adventures with Prince eadric. Soooo great

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Sage why are you so annoying????

    Listen to ME!!!Only write your story on one page other wise you'll get it!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    A wonderful wonderland

    I loved this book. E.D Baker has done it again with on of her wonderful tales. I adored the story so much that i lent it to my mom and she said it was good to. I also read it twice and i NEVER EVER read books twice. Hope you like it as much as i did
    Sincerily Icepath

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

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    Looooooooooooooove it!


    -Bookgirl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Awesome

    Read the other books wanna read this ones

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    LOVE IT

    I hope other people like it alot.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Cutest book ever.

    Wow this book deserves more than five stars. Eadric is adorable, and you have just got to love him! I love how Grassina and the grandmother are always trying to outdo each other. I love Emmas grandfather King Aldrid. I love Li'l, Millie, Jasper. Heck, I even love Hazel!!! Read this book! Best in the series read it read it read it. (Read Frog Princess and Dragons Breath first though!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    AMAZING!

    This is the best book in the series so far ! (1-4) #3 is definetaly the best, MUST read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2011

    Good to read

    This book is a good book. I put 4 stars because there were a bit of disgusting parts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    good

    best of all the books

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Not bad

    Hey, this isn't a terrible book. I actually like the characters, but don't read this if you're in seveth grade or higher-- you'd think it's boring. I kinda felt like it was in some places, but the whole conflict made me finish it quicker than I expected to. I still think that "Dragon's Breath" is the best, but this one isn't that bad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2007

    A reviewer

    I thought the book was actually pretty good Although {KEJ} was right. She needs to be independent. E.D Baker is a wonderful author. You might want to read 'Once, upon a Marigold'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2014

    A must read

    A grate book for all ages its a prinsses book but not like disny prinsses tipe of thing p.s sorry about spelling

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    People

    READ BEFORE RATE and pleas rate for real also "aaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaa" i think emma is very indpendent and get a real crush

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    I fell in love with this book

    Loved it

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    Posted July 22, 2013

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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