This prequel tells the story of Emma's Aunt Grassina when she was a little girl. Next came books , of which A Prince Among Frogs is book 8. This spin off series takes place about 20 years after The Frog Princess and had Princess Millie, the daughter of Princess Emma, as it's main character. All I can say is, I really hope this is the last book in the series, because I feel this book was one to many.
My biggest problem with this book was that I felt everything had already been wrapped up at the end of the previous book. This book saw the return of a villain from an earlier book, who decided to kidnap Millie's little brother Felix as revenge for what had been done to him. As I read this book, I felt I had already read it. The plot was repetitive, as it had already been done in the earlier books.
But despite this, A Prince Among Frogs was charming. I loved the magic, the fun, and the adventure. I liked Millie, but I especially liked Audun, a dragon who, in the previous book, fell in love with Millie, changed into a human, and undertook a quest in order to be with Millie. His character feels realistic and he refuses to be overshadowed by Millie. He has the perfect balance of human and dragon characteristics. This series never lost it's charm. Even though I felt this book was unnecessary, it put a smile on my face. I plan on reading any other books this author writes But I still enjoyed it from start to finish.
Sep 05, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: Princess Millie and her soon-to-be husband, Audun, are buried up to their necks in wedding day preparations. Trying to make everything perfect for their hopefully perfect day. Unfortunately for them, life has a way of interfering. And it seems that their only hope of living happily ever after depends on them. A Prince Among Frogs is a delightful novel filled with magic and wonder. Prior to reading this novel, I was unaware that this is a series of novels all centered around the Frog Princess, w Princess Millie and her soon-to-be husband, Audun, are buried up to their necks in wedding day preparations.
Prior to reading this novel, I was unaware that this is a series of novels all centered around the Frog Princess, with A Prince Among Frogs being the finale novel. Now, I must admit that I have not read E. Baker's previous novels in this series. And while some may be put off by reading the last novel first, I must admit that I was not. Baker does a beautiful job of refreshing the story thus far and never making me feel as if I was missing the "big" picture.
Baker's writing along with her characters make this a novel perfect for readers of all ages. The characters have complex personalities and are just so much fun to read about. So much so that I now feel as if I must go read the whole series just to get to know everyone better. A Prince Among Frogs is one of those rare novels that transports you into another world. Filled with romance and adventure, this is a novel that both will please a wide variety of readers. And one that will be very hard to let go of. A Prince Among Frogs was truly a pleasure to read and a novel that I look forward to going back to again and again.
Feb 17, Marlee rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Though this book was a lot of fun, I felt it really only deserved 1 or 2 stars because of the errors, which bothered my children as much as they did me. For the previous 7 books, Grassina has been Chartreuse's sister, but then chartreuse speaks about grassina as being her daughter in this book.
Francis refers to his aunt and uncle as grandmother and grandfather. Song of the glacier at the end of the book says that no one has ever called her just Song before, even though it happened many times in Though this book was a lot of fun, I felt it really only deserved 1 or 2 stars because of the errors, which bothered my children as much as they did me. Song of the glacier at the end of the book says that no one has ever called her just Song before, even though it happened many times in the previous book.
There were others as well, which wouldn't make sense without giving further explanations of the books. These felt like interruptions in the story and made it more difficult to enjoy. I realize an author can make such mistakes, especially if she is writing more than one series and has many characters to keep track of. However, an editor should still be able to notice most of these mistakes. Besides that, the story felt rather random. Though it's imaginary with things such as dragons and witches and fairies, the events were so random and sudden and just didn't seem to fit with what we'd previously learned about the characters.
Nov 28, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was so good! I can't believe this is the last book in my favorite series. I've been reading this series since middle school and I'm so sad that this series is over. This was an amazing end to the series. Can she please write another spin-off series based on Millie's kids.http://twinkrice.com/usr/53/3217.php
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I'm gonna cry, at least I can always reread the books. This is one of my fav series of all time: Sep 30, Kate rated it really liked it. This was a fun read. It was in keeping with the rest of the series. May 20, Giselle Bradley rated it it was ok Shelves: Can I just say that this book really ticked me off and Milly is an annoying brat and everyone else is kind of idiotic?
I really enjoyed the rest of this series but this book just got under my skin. Jun 02, Hazel rated it it was ok Shelves: I honestly did not see anything new here that really adds to the series. This was supposed to be the finale of the series but it certainly would have been a weak finale.
It seems like the story and characters keep getting dumbed down more and more. I know that I am not the target audience for these books but the earlier ones seemed so much better and I actually still enjoyed them. This one was really just a mess of so many things happening at the same time. The wedding is talked about at the beg I honestly did not see anything new here that really adds to the series. The wedding is talked about at the beginning, but is really forgotten about until the end, and then everything seems rushed. There were really no new important characters introduced, probably because it was supposed to be the end of the series, but really it was sort of boring and not that funny.
I feel like it was just recycling the basic plot idea from when Bradston was kidnapped by the trolls. Jul 20, Abigail Rhee rated it it was ok. A Prince Among Frogs was okay but I didn't really like it. It wasn't really exciting or anything. Just like a shadow of when Emma and Eadric went to get Eadric's parents blessing to get married and Bradstone got kidnapped. Someone getting kidnapped already happened you know! Repetition isn't always tactful and can lead to a bit of a boring story. Still it wasn't THAT bad. Just not super good. Typical prince turned into frog problem as the first book in the series.
Again, repetition isn't always a good thing. It can lead to a boring tale. Some of it wasn't that bad but still, kinda bland and dull. This book wasn't much of a big end to the series but the last sentence wasn't half bad. May 17, Vicky rated it really liked it. This series has been so much fun!
Jul 21, Danni rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 23, Lalani rated it it was ok Shelves: Quick, easy read-ahead of my readers who are big E. Oct 21, J. Staton rated it liked it. A weak and rather pathetic concluding book in The Tales of the Frog Princess book series. In this story, Emma has given birth to an infant son, Felix, despite the fact her only other child Millie is in her mid-teens and preparing to get married to her boyfriend of brief acquaintance, Audun a major issue I have with this entire book series is that it focuses on brief courtships and very young [early to mid-teen] marriages - a forced reality of life during the middle ages but the worst possible A weak and rather pathetic concluding book in The Tales of the Frog Princess book series.
In this story, Emma has given birth to an infant son, Felix, despite the fact her only other child Millie is in her mid-teens and preparing to get married to her boyfriend of brief acquaintance, Audun a major issue I have with this entire book series is that it focuses on brief courtships and very young [early to mid-teen] marriages - a forced reality of life during the middle ages but the worst possible choice for adolescents in the 21st century.
A series of magical calamities and crises all break out simultaneously, so, once again, the kids are abandoned by their parents, leaving Millie, Audun, and Francis to manage the catastrophes of two kingdoms, whether they are prepared to take on such roles or not. This is so incredibly unrealistic, it's pure treacle! Engaged couples don't usually go through a quarter of the strain that Millie and Audun do, yet the lack of regular sleep, meals, hygiene, and other basic necessities will, inevitably, bring out increasing levels of irritability, frustration, and discord, even amongst the best suited couples.
However, the author doesn't allow us to see this kind of friction between Emma and Eadric or Grassina and Haywood, and very rarely is such tension demonstrated between the newest "couple", Millie and Audun. I do believe that it's very helpful what Audun says about the difference between dragons and humans having to do with not anticipating failures or major catastrophes, in advance, but rather focusing on doing one's best at the time and making adjustments later, only if it becomes clear they are required.
At this point in my life, I'm old enough to see the wisdom in this approach as there has been so very little about my life that has turned out at all how I expected it would. If I had all the time, energy, and money refunded for all that I wasted worrying about potential situations both positive and negative that I worried about unnecessarily, I'd be quite a wealthy person, on many levels. There was far too many unbelievable situations, relationships, ans flagrant plot holes, that this was a poor example of this writer's abilities.
It was a tragic ending to a series that started out strong then grew increasingly more uneven and contrived, over time. Apr 07, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: When Millie's mother, father, great-aunt, and great-uncle all get called away on magical business, Millie, Audun, and her cousin, Francis, are left to take care of the kingdom and whatever other business comes up.
When her little brother, Felix, is kidnapped while she's away taking care of other matters, Millie must find the power within herself to save her brother. The problem, however, is that she has no witch magic to speak of, her parents have gone missing from their original destination, and Olebald the wizard is bent on getting his revenge against her family and their kingdom.
Can Millie save the day?
The characters are well-developed and true to their natures. The story is filled with lots of adventure, action, and high stakes. The plot is gripping and holds the reader's interest. Jan 10, Alexa is currently reading it. Alexa Larson The Prince among frogs This book has great cultural information in the story. It is based off wizards, dragons, trolls and other mythical creatures. This shows how some cultures tell stories and some background information of what they believed.
A Prince among Frogs (Tales of the Frog Princess) E.D. Baker: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
The adventures and troubles the characters go through to get to their destination shows great motivation and could help people believe in themselves. This book would be great to put on a computer because it will help the humans have a great l Alexa Larson The Prince among frogs This book has great cultural information in the story. This book would be great to put on a computer because it will help the humans have a great laugh after reading all the really informative books. The setting is around the time with kings and queens in every town.
They are all fighting for more land and building their army to attack.
The book will give good information about what castles looked like and what the outfits they wore looked like. Overall this book would absolutely need to be on the computer to help humans belive in things other then a boring old life without creativity. The scientific value will help people do more studies to show and explain other creatures and where they came about and even can help explain names of objects. Dec 25, Kerri rated it did not like it. If this one had not been the last in the series I would not have continued with it.
The set-up was bad, the characters acted like total morons through the whole book. The baby prince is kidnapped. Through the entire series it has been pointed out that dragons are able to find things with magic, and Millie has done so on more than one occasion, but when it comes to finding her own flesh-and-blood-baby-brother the thought does not even cross anyone's mind?
She keeps having to go th If this one had not been the last in the series I would not have continued with it. She keeps having to go the long way around. And if she can find some crazy witch she barely knows, she can find Felix. But this tidbit of information is conveniently just omitted.
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