The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince

By Kathy-Jo Wargin (Retold by); Anne Y. Gilbert (Illustrator)

Ann Arbor Editions, Hardcover, 9781587262791, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2007

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.

About the Author
When Kathy-jo Wargin was a young girl, each night after dinner, her mother let her choose between washing the dishes or writing a poem. Before long, she decided that if she grew up to be a writer, she wouldn't have to do any dishes. She has since learned that even though she has published more than twenty award-winning books for children, she still has to wash the dishes. Kathy-jo lives in Minnesota with her husband and her son. Go to her website