Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Children's Book Review Tuesdays: Once Upon a Curse by E.D. Baker

Book Title: Once Upon a Curse

Author: E.D. Baker

Publish Date: October 4, 2004

Series: The Tales of the Frog Princess (Volume 3) ~ Can be read as a standalone

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Novel

Plot (from Goodreads):  
Many years ago a slighted fairy placed a curse on a beautiful young princess--a curse that caused her and all her female descendants to turn into mean, ugly witches if they ever touched a flower after turning sixteen. Now, Princess Emma, who is about to turn sixteen herself, is determined to break the spell once and for all. Emma travels back in time to the day the curse was placed on her ancestor in the hope of preventing the curse from being cast. Unfortunately she isn't successful in her efforts, but she does learn how to break it. Armed with this knowledge, Emma returns to her own time full of hope. But disaster ensues and Emma is about to give up completely--until true love shows itself in the most unexpected place of all.

With a bit of courage, a pinch of luck, and of course, a healthy dose of magic, Princess Emma charms her way through the third hilarious adventure in the Tales of the Frog Princess series.

Why I Read this Book: I checked out this book from the library.


I picked up Once Upon a Curse from the library as an impulse read.  I was unaware that it was part of a series, but I was in the mood for a cute, light-hearted read.  I was not disappointed.

Once Upon a Curse is a super cute and sweet middle grade fantasy novel about a witch princess named Emma trying to break the curse that has been placed on her family.  Whenever anyone in her family touches a flower, they will turn into a crabby, ugly witch.  I enjoyed the lightness of the read.  Sometimes you just get tired of reading books whose themes are dark and heavy.  I love reading middle grade because often times they are light and cute.  This book did not disappoint!  I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series.


Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age: Any Age

Overall Rating: 4/5

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