The Frog Prince
Publication Date: February 2007
Categories: Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
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The youngest daughter of the king lives a very special life, indeed. Her days are spent in lovely gowns, playing happily with her favorite golden ball. When her beloved ball is lost, she strikes a bargain for its return with a thick, green froga deal she doesn’t intend to keep! But the ugly frog, refusing to be left behind by the fleeing princess, insists she share her life with him as promised.
This Brothers Grimm tale of a spoiled princess finding her handsome prince by breaking a witch’s spell has enchanted readers since it was written in the early 1800s. With enchantingly elegant illustrations, Anne Yvonne Gilbert brings Kathy-jo Wargin’s retelling of the classic to a new generation of readers.
Kathy-jo Wargin is the best-selling author of numerous children's books, including The Legend of Sleeping Bear. She has received many awards for her work, among them an International Reading Association Children's Choice Award for The Legend of the Loon and an IRA Teacher's Choice Award for Win One for the Gipper. In 2006 her first chapter book, Mitt, the Michigan Mouse, was published to launch a series on the midwest states. She lives in Minnesota with her family, photographer Ed Wargin and their son Jake.
Anne Yvonne Gilbert was born in the north east of England and studied at Newcastle and Liverpool Colleges of Art. Yvonne has won international acclaim for her expressive artwork and has exhibited in galleries all over the world. Her book projects include Goodnight, My Angel, a lullabye written by Billy Joel. Yvonne splits her time between Newcastle and Toronto where she lives with her husband Danny, son Tom, and their two dogs.