Once Upon a Curse (The Tales of the Frog Princess Series #3) by E. D. Baker, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Once Upon a Curse (The Tales of the Frog Princess Series #3)

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

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by E. D. Baker
     
 

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"The elements that make Baker's first two entries in this series so delightful are in full force here. Rich in details . . . irresistible and loaded with humor. [A] brilliantly created world of magic and mayhem."-VOYA

"The characters are likable, the dialogue is snappy, and the story is warmhearted and appealing . . . Emma's third adventure invites

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"The elements that make Baker's first two entries in this series so delightful are in full force here. Rich in details . . . irresistible and loaded with humor. [A] brilliantly created world of magic and mayhem."-VOYA

"The characters are likable, the dialogue is snappy, and the story is warmhearted and appealing . . . Emma's third adventure invites readers on a vacation to a good-natured, generous-hearted imaginary land."-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Editorial Reviews

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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“Baker's vividly imagined fantasy world . . . [is] irresistible and loaded with humor.” —VOYA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599904009
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Tales of the Frog Princess Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
149,936
File size:
1 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.

Visit www.edbakerbooks.com


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. Visit www.edbakerbooks.com

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