Frogkisser! : A Magical Romp of a Fairytale

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'Wise and wondrous' - Holly Black Garth Nix is on hilarious form as he spins his very own fairy tale, featuring Princess Anya, who, with her loyal dog, must embark on a terribly important (capital Q) Quest to acquire the ingredients for a reversal lip balm, the vital item needed to change a frog back to a prince ...oh, and save her kingdom from her villainous step(step)father. A brilliantly funny take on fairytales and quests for younger more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 138 x 204 x 31mm | 412g
  • Templar Publishing
  • Piccadilly Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848126018
  • 9781848126015
  • 35,907

About Garth Nix

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning Old Kingdom fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, and Clariel, and most recently, Goldenhand. He has also written the science fiction novels Shade's Children and A Confusion of Princes. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series; and with Sean Williams, the Troubletwisters books and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties. More than five million copies of Garth's books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and the Guardian, and his work has been translated into 40 languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Follow Garth on twitter at @garthnix or at www.garthnix.comshow more

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This beautifully told romp of fairy tale is at its core a meditation on the perils of power. Wise and wondrous. -- Holly Black Nix takes inspiration from classics and improves on them ... Great fun with heart. Kirkus, starred review This book is humorous, entertaining and beautifully feminist. Princess Anya is a wonderful twist on the fairy princess. The characters were wonderfully quirky. This really is a beautiful story. The Whispering of the Pages First things first - how beautiful the actual hardback Frogkisser! is. With a beautiful slip cover, bright yellow bookmark, gorgeous froggy endpapers and elegant leaf detailing on each chapter heading, this book was a delight to look at, even before I started to read. Piccadilly Press have outdone themselves with the print quality on this one... Far from being just a tale of a girl and her dog on a magical adventure, Frogkisser! Also touches on issues of privilege and responsibility, allowing Anya (and the reader) to reflect on her situation without ever feeling preachy. Much Ado About Books There is more than enough here to satisfy your imagination and I ended up loving every second. There were a lot of funny and lighthearted moments as well as a lot of morals and great lessons to be learned. A brilliant fractured fairytale full of magic, adventure and a fantastic cast of characters. Laura's Little Blog Fairy tales have never been this much fun! Kiss those traditional tales goodbye and put on your lip balm as you love, laugh and race through the pages of this super funny and mischievous romp featuring madcap magic, perilous quests, kissing frogs and very evil stepfathers...Nix is on top form as he conjures up one of the most entertaining middle grade books of 2017. Frogkisser! is a gorgeous, gregarious story full of fun and laughter but also a subtle contemporary fable offering welcome, worldly wise messages for readers of all ages about the perils of too much power, and the imperative to be thankful for any privileges that might come your way. A charming children's odyssey with grown-up sophistication... simply magical! Lancashire Evening Postshow more

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498 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (215)
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