Frogkisser! (Paperback)

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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

Praise For…

Praise for Frogkisser!:

* "The characters are so enjoyable readers are sure to miss them when the quest (and book) ends . . . Nix takes inspiration from classics and improves on them . . . Great fun with heart." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Delightful fantasy . . . With wonderfully inventive creatures, challenging vocabulary, and a captivating story, this fantasy is recommended as a first purchase for YA collections." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"A delightful adventure stuffed with absurdity, magic, and a spirited young heroine. Beneath these entertaining trappings lies a heartfelt message of justice and fair treatment for all." -- Booklist

"A rollicking comic fantasy . . . Well-developed characters, an unfailing sense of humor, and polished prose make Nix's uproarious adventure a pleasure to read." -- Publishers Weekly

"Nix both pays homage to and smartly subverts familiar fairy-tale, folktale, and fantasy-genre tropes . . . . just as the comedy is deepened by thought-provoking questions, the sadness and sacrifice are perfectly balanced by warmth and loyal friendship." -- Horn Book

"Nix has stirred up an intoxicating brew in Frogkisser! . . . colorful adventures, full of fairytale familiarities seasoned with humor and twists . . . Readers will want a sequel." -- Voice of Youth Advocates
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338052091
ISBN-10: 1338052098
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English