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by E. D. Baker
Emma is a princess, but she doesnt act like one. At least, thats what her mother says. Clumsy, tomboyish, and lacking certain social graces, Emma loses even more points by having a talent for magic and an interest in learning it from her Aunt Grassina, the Green Witch whose magic protects the kingdom. Plus, her chances of marrying a respectable prince will sink even lower when word gets around that she spent several days ALONE with Prince Eadric (though no one seems to care that they were both stuck in the form of frogs at the time).
In spite of the queens smothering disapproval, Emma goes ahead with her magic studies, and continues to enjoy the friendship of Prince Eadric, who wants her to marry him anyway. But now a creepy, neighboring prince and his land-hungry father are invading the Kingdom, demanding Emmas hand in marriage AND a good chunk of the Greensward. And just when everyone is counting on the Greenwitch to protect them, Aunt Grassina is totally preoccupied. You see, thanks to a sneaky wizard and a nasty old witch grandmother, Grassinas intended has been turned into an otter and she has only four (4) days to get him turned back again.
So, before they can even think about saving the kingdom, Emma and Eadric have to help Grassina save her beloved Haywood. This means a series of scary, hilarious, and magical adventures in land, sea, and sky a quest for four rare, magical ingredients a race against time and encounters with giant sea monsters, talkative crabs, enormous spiders, adorable baby dragons, and others of the gigantic, fire-breathing kind. Not to mention a nasty family curse!
This cracked fairy tale sparkles with wit and charm. Giggle, sigh, and thrill to this, the second tale in the series that started with The Frog Princess. The Tales of the Frog Princess continue further in Once Upon a Curse and No Time for Magic.