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Frogkisser! - Garth Nix

Paperback

Published: 22nd February 2017
For Ages: 13 - 16 years old
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Product Description

A rollicking fantasy-adventure by the master of children's speculative fiction.

Talking dogs. Mischievous wizards. An evil stepstepfather. Loads and loads of toads. Such is the life of a Frogkisser.

Princess Anya needs to see a wizard about a frog. It's not her frog, it's her sister's. And it's not a frog, it's actually a prince. A prince who was once in love with Anya's sister, but has now been turned into a frog by their evil stepstepfather. And Anya has made a 'sister promise' that she will find a way to return Prince Denholm to human form...

So begins an exciting, hilarious, irreverent quest through the Kingdom of Trallonia and out the other side, in a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs.

Review by Sarah McDuling

There are few things in this world that I like more than books inspired by fairytales. One of those things is definitely Garth Nix and all of his works! When I heard that one of my absolute favourite authors had written a fairytale adventure, I completely freaked out.

Frogkisser! is a pure delight to read and definitely my new favourite fractured fairytale. Absolutely hilarious, wildly imaginative and packed full of quirky charm, I could not get enough of this book. If you can imagine a cross between The Princess Bride and Shrek, with a dash of every fairytale ever written, you will begin to get a feel for what Frogkisser! is all about.

And yet, while it may be inspired by familiar stories and folk tales, Frogkisser! is also refreshingly original and full of deliciously absurd little details that had me chuckling away in spellbound glee.

In case I’m not making myself clear... I really enjoyed this book.

Garth Nix

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously 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 young adult fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen; the dystopian novel Shade’s Children; the space opera A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt’s Emerald.

His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series; and the Troubletwisters series and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties (co-written with Sean Williams). Garth’s next book, Clariel, is a prequel to the Old Kingdom trilogy, to be released in October 2014.

More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian and The Australian, and his work has been translated into 40 languages.

He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children. 

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ISBN: 9781760293512
ISBN-10: 1760293512
Audience: Children
For Ages: 13 - 16 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 22nd February 2017
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8