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Frogkisser!
Frogkisser! | Garth Nix
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.
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I really enjoyed this, the examination of privilege was a key theme along side a quest to fulfil a sisterly promise which by the end was quite epic in proportions - loved the talking animal quest companions, the good wizard with a ceremonial white beard, magic carpets that wrap you up tight to fly, the origin of Snow White/Merlin and a librarian that turned into a owl in moments of stress...

Balibee146 Love Garth Nix but don't have this.... It sounds great 👍 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Balibee146, it‘s aimed at a slightly younger audience than his Old Kingdom books - but I really enjoyed it 2w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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‘Yes, yes, my name is... you would say... ah... Champion Smooth Stone Oysterbreaker, I think. Of the Yarrow River Clan‘ ...

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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“If I‘m not back by nightfall, come and take a very careful look,” said Anya “but I don‘t expect to need rescuing. I‘m not that kind of Princess.”

“What kind of Princess are you?”

“Not the kind that needs rescuing,” said Anya firmly.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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The scream was very loud and went on for a very long time. Princess Anya, who was reading in the castle library, ignored it at first but eventually lifted her head from her book to listen... it was her older sister Morven screaming, which was not unusual, but the intensity and duration of this particular scream were quite out of the ordinary.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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“Put me down and have that archer shoot me! I‘m a traitor”

“Don‘t be silly” said Anya. “Your a librarian who is unlucky enough to work for an evil sorcerer, that‘s all.”

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Lizpixie
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #day22 #Green Green has always been my favourite colour. All shades but particularly lime green or chartreuse. It‘s rare to see books in that shade but I managed to find a few on my shelves. Only a few really match my #Scareathlon #TeamSlaughter theme, but at least there‘s a few💚💚💚💚 1point #PointsTotal- 1,081

marleed Ha - I have one book with a chartreuse/ limey green spine. I didn‘t even like the book but I keep it because of the spine! 4w
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Bookgoil
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Mehso-so

A fun middle grade novel, that adds some fairy tale fun to an adventure of one girl to literally kiss a bunch of frogs to save her kingdom! I really enjoyed some of the moments, some though were a bit silly but perfect for a kids novel. Overall, enjoyable but not a favorite for me.

#audiobook #litsyatoz #f

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Abby2
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A great quest adventure with a princess and a talking dog. Loved it.

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September
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Mehso-so

Meh. I thought it was okay. I mean I love adventures.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Full of ridiculousness (the best kind), oodles of silliness (which may have you groaning in amusement), all sorts of talking animals (most of which were once human), wizards and a courageous heroine, this tongue-in-cheek fantasy is perfect for young readers who enjoy reading funny stories. There‘s an evil stepstepfather, magic aided kissing which can break curses, and a quest. This book is sure to find a home with young readers. A fun read.

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TracyReadsBooks
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A #duckquote for @DuckOfDoom

🐕🦆🐕🦆

DuckOfDoom 😂 fantastic legend! 1y
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TracyReadsBooks
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“How can something be ‘slightly perilous‘?”

Good question! 😂

And the description of the Duke! Yep, still enjoying the book.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Ardent is, of course, a dog...Love this and I bet young readers will too. So far, a very amusing book.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Busy day in the library today but we have a few quiet moments before our last class of the day. So, another book from the TBR pile which just so happens to be a MG (although I have also seen it listed as YA) fantasy I can preview for the library. It‘s Garth Nix so should be good! 🤞 Love the cover!

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GivenLemons
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Wonderfully whimsical and exactly the break I needed! #fantasy

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Melli
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Bought this from the scholastic book fair at my girls school last year bought it for my 10 yr old who is just now getting over her reading struggles and is starting to love to read thought maybe we could read it together but she said mom you read it first and see if it's somethi g I would like.. Took me year to pick it up. On page 103/372 and I love it.. So I think she will also.

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Purrsistently
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#inkhearts 2) Last Book Purchased

tonyahoswalt Hullo! We were paired for the bookmark swap! My email address is t_oswalt at bellsouth dot net . Please send me your info 😀 1y
Purrsistently @tonyahoswalt I‘m in the road today but will do! 1y
rather_be_reading hey email me at: danielletorkelsen@yahoo.com for the bookmark swap 1y
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WiseGirl13
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New book that I can't wait to read!🐸👑

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charl08
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Fun read.

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Rachiiebookdragon
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Pickpick

Good book, interesting characters and sweet story. 5/5

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emily_m_tubb
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I just didn't know what to do with myself during the #LitsyCrash2017 (lasted all day for me 😣)... so I started yet another book. I've been struggling to keep focus on anything I start, so hoping a little fairytale magic will halt my slump 😂

TrishB Think we were all a bit lost! 2y
Texreader @TrishB Yes! The crash made for a Litsy lonely day 2y
ReadingRover This one is great. Like an old time fairytale quest and so funny at times too. 2y
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Foragingfantasy
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The boys school had a book fair. We all got a book. Jack kept his to read during study period.

[DELETED] 3803335244 Bad Kitty ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Bkwrm7
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After the heavy and emotional Goodbye Days, I was looking for something a little lighter to cleanse my #audiobook palate so giving this a try. I liked Newt's Emerald by Nix a lot so hoping this has a similar feel!

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biblio_ginger
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The book fair is back!!! I got this lovely book, and these erasers I don't intend to use! 😉
#bookfair #halloweenlover #frogkisser #garthnix

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IndigoReader
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Bailedbailed

I don't know. I can't find this book in my house right now and I'm not even mad about it. It's cute for a juvenile book but I was really bored by this...except Ardent. ❤️ loved him so much! #litsyAtoZ #letterN #frogkisser! #garthnix #bailed ##princess #magic #quests #juvenile #cute

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UnidragonFrag
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Mehso-so

This was too dry for my tastes. Cute, fast-paced story, but you can only read so many puns before it gets old.

#atozchallenge #dogsoflitsy #Gremlin #Vay

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UnidragonFrag
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My morning reading time with coffee (I caved and brought my own mug into work). #bookanddrink

Fancy Nancy is très élégant, so obviously she's my pick for #style

#myhero = J.K.Rowlings for bringing so many people to the bookish flock!

#sizzlinsummerbooks #JubilantJuly #90sinJuly #multitasking
@Tiffy_Reads @RealLifeReading @Cinfhen @Robothugs

EloisaJames I love Fancy Nancy! I wish my little girl hadn't gotten so big--would love to be reading the new book aloud. 2y
Cinfhen Love your choices 💚Fancy Nancy is THE BEST 2y
UnidragonFrag @EloisaJames mine's getting close to being too big. :( they've got chapter books, too. Clancy Nancy, I think. They're mysteries! @Cinfhen thanks! They crack me up and my kiddo likes them so win win! 2y
RealBooks4ever Fancy Nancy! Perfect! 👠👠 2y
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Kaytabug
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Such a wonderful, fun adventure! It's been awhile since I've read such a good, classic fantasy!! 💚💚💚

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Webookingloveit
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Haven't read this yet, have you???

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Kaytabug
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I grabbed this book at the library solely based on the cover! Then I saw the author. Not too far in yet, but it's fun!!

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Pagedeep
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Glad to finally dive into this.

8leagueboot My Garth Nix love was sealed after the Keys to the Kingdom series, which is such a solid dose of weird world building. 2y
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Lindsy
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It is ridiculously nice in Seattle right now. That meant I finally was able to find the willpower to finish this one. I enjoyed it! It's a fun near-parody of the fairytale genre. It took me a while to finish because I was in a book slump, but I flew through the last 100 pages.

TbrandBeyond Beautiful photo 😍😍 2y
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KirstieE
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Mehso-so

This was the march book pick for the #yachronicles
I enjoyed it enough to keep reading, to find out what happened. It's wasn't that it was bad, it's just the protagonist kept experiencing one problem after the other and you were left thinking 'When is the heroine going to win!?' Although I loved Anya, she was comical, smart and fearless!
3.5 ⭐️

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KirstieE
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"Abra candelabra" said the wizard, chuckling to herself. "Doesn't mean anything , I just like saying it !"
College work is done, house work done, now time to snuggle up with this guy and read ❤️
#dogsoflitsy

GypsyKat Awe! Little cutie! 😍 3y
KirstieE @GypsyKat he's a good book buddy to cuddle with ☺️ 3y
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Branwen
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Finished working on school stuff for the evening, getting ready to settle in for some kitty cuddles, tea, and reading! ♡ #worldbooknightparty #mybookswapclub #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #readingcompanion

JessClark78 🐱❤️ 3y
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BonnySweetRobin
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Pickpick

I liked this one a lot. As a fan of the "retold Fairy Tale" genre this is a solid B+. Didn't blow me away but very enjoyable nonetheless.

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Librarianaut
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I finally finished this last night!!! As a novel for young people, I absolutely love it. Daring deeds, soul searching, sacrifice, humor, and just enough hard stuff to keep it real; It is perfect for 3rd grade and up (or a more precocious younger reader). I can't wait to share it with students.

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Branwen
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Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! :-) I took this book with me on all my family visiting today, because I am loving it so much, and also because I am a wee bit obsessed with the gorgeous cover! ♡

TbrandBeyond So pretty 😍😍😍 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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I loved and reviewed this delightful #fairytaleretelling awhile back when I had an ARC, but now wanted to show off the beauty of the hardcover - look at those glossy raised frogs, the gold accents, the shiny raised frogs! (I realize I repeat myself - because, the frogs!) It's wonderful in your hands. Boy, I love touching a well-made hardcover 😁
📚💚📚💚📚💚📚

Cinfhen I want this book based on your excitement over the cover🐸💚🐸💚 3y
Kalalalatja I love a well made book! And I kinda want the book now too 😳😍 3y
DebinHawaii I love frogs and now I want this book! 🐸🐸🐸💚📚 3y
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I-read-and-eat It's beautiful! And the story sounds great as well, I live fairy tale retellings 😍🐸 3y
christineandbooks Loved this author's Keys to the Kingdom series and love retellings... gotta look for this! 3y
rubyslippersreads So pretty--I want this! 🐸👑🐸 3y
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Librarianaut
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"It was the middle of an ice storm, the wind howling across the frozen moat to hurl hailstones against the walls of the castle and its tightly shuttered windows. But despite wind and hail and the full chill panoply of winter, it was deliciously warm in the Great Hall."
#aprilbookshowers #firstlineofcurrentread

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KirstieE
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The book for the March box "Feels Like a Fairytale" by #theyachronicles is by Aussie author Garth Nix and its frogkisser! I didn't expect this to be the March book but I'm actually quite excited reading the blurb !
And yes , that is table full of spoons from around the world ?

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juliavegan
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“...I don't expect to need rescuing. I'm not that kind of princess.”

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JennyReadsBooks
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Today I started the audiobook "Frogkisser!" by Garth Nix. It was an excellent decision. #frogkisser #swampmonsters #princessproblems #middlegrade #fantasy #audiobooks #amreading #lovingit #scholastic

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Lauredhel
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My #cupidgoespostal arrived and it's terrific! Thank you so much @Michelle_mck ! Frogkisser is on my TBR :) #loveozya. Ida I've not heard of but it sounds right in my wheelhouse - multiverse, diverse cast.

I don't have a book sleeve and this handmade one will be perfect for either a pbook or my kobo! And there's hand cream, a bookmark, a tissue holder (good for those tear jerker books...) And a beautiful card. And chocolate! Thanks heaps.

Michelle_mck I'm so glad it got there second time around - it went missing for 3 weeks but so happy it got there at last and that you love all the bits and pieces - I looked for a cheese bookmark but that was as good as I could get 😊😊😊 3y
Texreader I love that book sleeve! So cute! 3y
LeahBergen It went missing for 3 weeks?! That sucks! 😧 3y
Lauredhel @Michelle_mck gotta love Australia Post! Thanks again :) 3y
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Lizpixie
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This months #yachronicles has two of my favourite things, green & frogs! A signed bookplate & book from Aussie author Garth Nix (the yellow edges are adorable!) a transmogrification lip balm (strawberry,banana&pineapple) a jar of Villian bath salts (mulled wine & roses)😍 & a gorgeous vinyl Beauty & The Beast sticker. And this months bookmark has frogs all over it!🐸 I'm in swampy heaven🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸

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ReadingSanctuary
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I've been a fan of Garth Nix's writing for quite some time now, and this latest release did not disappoint! It was such a fun read with fantasy and fairytale elements about a young princess on a quest to gather magical ingredients. I enjoyed every moment of this book and recommend it on anyone who enjoys fantasy, fairytales, nostalgia and of course Garth Nix's writing. 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Disclaimer: I received a copy via netgalley for an honest review.

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earlgreyediting
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Garth Nix is highly regarded for his Middle Grade and YA fantasy, and FROGKISSER! is unlikely to change that. It is a charming story with some fresh takes on a few traditional fairytale elements.

Full review at http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2017/03/06/frogkisser-by-garth-nix/

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Gillyreads
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This book was a perfect read for this rainy Saturday. Highly recommend.

rubyslippersreads I saw this at the bookstore and it looks great! 🐸❤ 3y
Gillyreads @rubyslippersreads it's so good. I read it all in one go :) 3y
Sue Lol, I picked this up today as well! 3y
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Gillyreads
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Utterly charming read so far

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Gillyreads
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Went to a signing. Can't wait to read this 😍🐸📚💚