THE FROG PRINCESS by Eric A. Kimmel

THE FROG PRINCESS

A Tlingit Legend from Alaska
adapted by , illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this transformation tale, a princess says that she would rather marry a frog than one of her many suitors, and the carelessly tossed-off statement comes true. The girl goes off with her magically handsome frog prince and enjoys her watery life although her parents mourn for her. When her father threatens to drain their lake, the frog people bring her back to land. The determined girl finds a way to return to the frogs and they leave that region forever. The story is gracefully told and there is limited use of Tlingit imagery in the animal headdresses worn by some male figures. The illustrator explains that the princess’s untraditional yellow robe is a way to show the young woman’s individualism, but the attractive watercolors lack a strong feeling for this unique cultural group. (author’s and illustrator’s notes) (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)

Pub Date: May 15th, 2006
ISBN: 0-8234-1618-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2006




MORE BY ERIC A. KIMMEL

ChildrenHANUKKAH BEAR by Eric A. Kimmel
by Eric A. Kimmel
ChildrenMOBY DICK by Eric A. Kimmel
by Eric A. Kimmel
ChildrenHISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
by Eric A. Kimmel

MORE BY ROSANNE LITZINGER

ChildrenTHE BECKONING CAT by Koko Nishizuka
by Koko Nishizuka
ChildrenNEVER KICK A SLIPPER AT THE MOON by Carl Sandburg
by Carl Sandburg
ChildrenTHERE WAS A WEE WOMAN... by Erica Silverman
by Erica Silverman