Frogkisser! (Hardcover)

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Thirteen year-old Princess Anya has two step-parents. Her step-mother is really interested in plants, and her step-step-father is a very evil sorcerer interested in the throne. In fact, he’s just turned Crown Princess Morven’s current true love into a frog. Morven makes Anya promise to figure out a way to turn him back, but they have to find him among all of the other frogs in the moat. Once they find him, Anya uses the final bits of a special lip balm potion. Only, it turns out to be a different prince altogether, and since Anya pinkie-promised to transform Derwent, the need to gather the ingredients to make more of the lip-balm begins a cascade of events leading to A QUEST! Along the way, Anya gathers a group of boon companions which includes a talking dog, a giant newt – also talking, and an Otter Maiden – she has an accent. With the aid of a good wizard and trolls, Anya learns that she is far more than the spare princess, and that she is definitely not ready to allow her evil step-step-father to take over the kingdom so easily.

— Paige


Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own.Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land -- and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low.With Frogkisser , acclaimed bestselling author Garth Nix has conjured a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs. It's 50% fairy tale, 50% fantasy, and 100% pure enjoyment from start to finish.

About the Author

Garth Nix is the New York Times bestselling author of the Old Kingdom series, a modern classic of fantasy literature that includes the novels Sabriel, Lireal, Abhorsen, and Clariel. He is also the author of The Keys to the Kingdom series, Shade's Children, A Confusion of Princes, Newt's Emerald, and (with Sean Williams) the Troubletwisters series, among other novels. You can find out a whole lot more about him at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338052084
ISBN-10: 133805208X
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Pages: 384
Language: English