Frogged Cover


By Vivian Vande Velde

Hmh Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780547942155, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013


One should be able to say of a princess She was as good as she was beautiful, according to "The Art of Being a Princess" (third revised edition), which the almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is supposed to be reading. Not feeling particularly good, or all that beautiful, she heads for a nearby pond, where, unfortunately, a talking frog tricks her into kissing him. No prince appears, as one might expect. Instead, the princess turns into a frog herself Thus launches a funny, wonderfully spun fractured fairy tale in which Imogene wonders if she will be forever frogified.

About the Author
Vivian Vande Veldehas written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent, User Unfriendly, "All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories", " Three Good Deeds", " Now You See It ..., "and the Edgar Award winning "Never Trust a Dead Man". She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at