The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pinby Donna Jo Napoli, Judy Schachner, Brothers Grimm, Judith Byron Schachner
Having been turned into a frog by a hag, a frog-prince makes the best of his new life as he mates, raises a family, and instills a new kind of thinking into his frog family.
Meet the Author
Donna Jo Napoli is the author of many books for children and young adults includingThe Magic Circle, Zel, and Stones in Water. She has won numerous awards, including the Golden Kite Award and the Sydney Taylor Award for Stones in Water. She lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
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Kiss the back off your hand three times repost this on three diferent books and look under your pillow
The Prince of the Pond is a great tale. It is about a family of frogs. Pin is the father who has a spell put on him by a wicked hag. I think this book is strange and sad because Pin turns into a prince and the frogslets are left without a daddy.
Ah.. another wonderful story. Mrs. Napoli is a fantastic writer and a very nice person. I've enjoyed many of her books and this was no exception. Truly endearing to my heart, it made me cry, as all of her books have. Her endings are not the fairy tale happy endings you'd expect (or desire.. *sniff*) but they're beautifully concluded.
Prince of the Pond is a wonderful story to read aloud to students. It provides fascinating characters and a memorable twist on a well-loved story. I am third grade teacher, and my students and I just finished sharing it. We fell in love with Pin, Jade, Jimmy and the rest. We simply didn't want it to end. We laughed, we cried(okay, mostly me)and fell in love with this book.