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The Frog Prince Continued
Contributor(s): Scieszka, Jon, Johnson, Steve (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 014054285X     ISBN-13: 9780140542851
Publisher: Puffin
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 1994
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Annotation: After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Fairy tales.
Princes; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | Adaptations
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Frogs & Toads
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: BL 99754335
Lexile Measure: 600
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.75" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.30 lbs)
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q04249
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 2.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Jon Scieszka began to train as a doctor but left to take a course in fiction writing at Columbia University and to become a teacher. He lives in Brooklyn and spends his time writing and talking about books. Lane Smith, an acclaimed author/illustrator, has achieved major success in his collaborations with Jon Scieszka. He provided the original concept and illustrations for the hit film JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH. He lives in New York.Jon Scieszka began to train as a doctor but left to take a course in fiction writing at Columbia University and to become a teacher. He lives in Brooklyn and spends his time writing and talking about books. Lane Smith, an acclaimed author/illustrator, has achieved major success in his collaborations with Jon Scieszka. He provided the original concept and illustrations for the hit film JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH. He lives in New York.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1994 August #2)
The fabled amphibian meets with marital discord; according to PW, ``stylized, sophisticated pictures add to the keen humor of this revisionist revelry.'' Ages 5-up. (Sept.) Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1991 April #4)
Will Scieszka, who set the record straight in his bestselling The True Story of the Three Little Pigs , let the Frog Prince and the princess who kissed him live happily ever after? Well, maybe--but first the two must weather various marital difficulties. She hates the way he hops around on the furniture instead of slaying dragons, and he complains that she never likes to visit the pond anymore. The bug-eyed, long-tongued prince decides that he will be happy only if he becomes a frog once again, so he runs off in search of a witch to do the job. On the way, he encounters a trio of eccentric hags preoccupied with the plights of other fairy-tale characters, as well as a fairy godmother who is practicing turning various objects into carriages. Though their coloring is somewhat somber, Johnson's ( No Star Nights ; The Salamander Room ) stylized, sophisticated pictures add to the keen humor of this revisionist revelry. Ages 3-8. (May) Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1991 May)
Gr 1-5-- As in The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Viking, 1989), Scieszka offers another tongue-in-cheek ``rest of the story,'' telling what happens after the Princess kissed the frog. Readers won't be surprised to learn that they do not live ``happily ever after.'' In fact, they're downright miserable. He misses the pond; she's tired of him sticking out his tongue and hopping on the furniture. In desperation, the bug-eyed hero decides to find a witch who can turn him back into the happy frog he once was. Successfully surviving encounters with several sinister but dimwitted witches from other tales, he finally meets Cinderella's Fairy Godmother who tries to help, but the transformation is definitely NOT what he had in mind. As the clock strikes midnight, he returns to human form and hurries home to his beloved Princess where the tale ends unexpectedly, but indeed happily. Johnson's surreal illustrations are right on target for the offbeat story. Painted in deep, shadowy colors and expertly composed, they are filled with subtle and surprising humor that continually rewards viewers with laugh-out-loud visual treats. The overall design is clean and spacious, with figures and objects moving past the ragged borders of the pictures and across the pages, matching the verbal movement perfectly. Readers will relish the pleasure inherent in combining traditional fairy tale motifs with modern, everyday objects and actions. A winner.-- Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.
 
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