Search Results: "E.D. Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FROG PRINCESS RETURNS by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This humorous, ongoing extension of the frog-turned-prince saga should appeal to fans of the series who want more of the same. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When Queen Willow vanishes, Princess Emeralda, aka Emma, embarks on a quest to find her and restore harmony to the fairy community in this latest addition to the Tales of the Frog Princess series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A QUESTION OF MAGIC by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Overall, the humor and relationships created by Baker are happily reminiscent of such classics as Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (1986), which is pretty good company to keep. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Set in the days of yore in Eastern Europe, this charming tale features Serafina—intelligent and good-hearted third-born daughter—who unwillingly but gamely takes on the burden of an unexpected, unusual inheritance while also working to extricate herself and instead marry her childhood sweetheart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAIRY-TALE MATCHMAKER by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Those in it for the long haul, particularly loyal fans of Baker's other books, will appreciate this lighthearted search for one's true self. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this new middle-grade series from princess aficionado Baker (A Question of Magic, 2013, etc.), a dissatisfied tooth fairy wants to make a difference in a fairy-tale world.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGS by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"For fairy fans only. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There's the mortal world, and then there's the world of the fey—where they touch are doors that only the fey can use. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROG PRINCESS by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Like Donna Jo Napoli's Prince of the Pond (1992), this gives the well-known folktale a decidedly less than 'Grimm' cast, and fans of Gail Carson Levine's 'Princess Tales' should leap for it. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Taking a princess's-eye view, Baker reworks the traditional story into high-spirited romantic comedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT MATCH by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Unless readers are die-hard Baker fans, they should leave this tale on the shelf. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Cory, ex-tooth fairy and a Cupid's granddaughter, returns with her matchmaking bow and arrow in this fairy-tale series' second installment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNLOCKING THE SPELL by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Recommend only to those set on an undemanding jaunt through retold fairy tales. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Annie has been home less than a week after finding a prince to wake up sister Gwennie, aka Sleeping Beauty (The Wide-Awake Princess, 2010), when her father demands she undertake another quest: seek the dwarf who turned Gwennie's beloved Prince Beldegard into a bear and convince him to undo the spell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIDE-AWAKE PRINCESS by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The author ably joins the practitioners of the contemporary fairy tale, suggesting that those fairy tales and their happily-ever-afters are not always better than reality. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A clever twist on a selection of fairy tales from "Sleeping Beauty" to "Rapunzel" shines a realistic light on these classics, questioning whether magic is always a good thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO PLACE FOR MAGIC by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Another amiable, though, at this point, decidedly formulaic, episode. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Four volumes into the Frog Princess series the principals finally get hitched, though not before encounters with deadly werewolves and cockatrices, a genteel banshee, a baby dragon, vampires and a host of other magical creatures—capped by an army of invulnerable trolls led by a four-headed queen with a yen for matrimony herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON’S BREATH by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Don't miss the red hooded cloak lined with wolf fur among the dragon's treasure. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A rollicking sequel to The Frog Princess (2002) does not disappoint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGGIE AND THE FLYING HORSE by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A strong series opener for sensitive readers. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A lonely, misunderstood girl who pays enough attention to notice magical creatures must help a tiny, winged horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAKER by Paul Hond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"A bright Beaujolais of a book: fresh, optimistic, and sophisticated enough to satisfy on many levels."
A debut novel that transforms the terror of working-class, inner-city race relations into an upbeat examination of love, loss, and father-son bonding. Read full book review >