Fair Peril by Nancy Springer

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When Buffy, a middle-aged divorce+a7e, encounters a talking frog and ignores all the fairy tales, her rebellious daughter Emily kisses the frog, turning him into a handsome prince, and soon Buffy finds herself in the land of Fair Peril to retrieve her daughter. Reprint. PW. K. "
 

About Nancy Springer

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Author Nancy Springer was born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1948. She received a degree in English Literature from Gettysburg College in 1970. She has written about 40 books for children, young adults, and adults including the Sea King Trilogy, the Tales of Rowan Hood series, the Book of Isle Trilogy, and the Enola Holmes series. She has won numerous awards including the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, the Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award, and two Edgar Allen Poe Awards. She currently lives in Dallastown, Pennsylvania and teaches creative writing at York College of Pennsylvania.
 
Published November 1, 1996 by Avon Books (P). 246 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While walking beside a Pennsylvania pond, storyteller Buffy Murphy--flabby, dowdy, fortysomething--encounters a talking frog: Prince Adamus d`Aurca, who was ensorcelled (``trans-frogrified'') a thousand years ago by the coldhearted Queen of Fair Peril (Faerie) for refusing to become her lover.

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What follows is a rollicking, outrageous modern tale of make-believe as Buffy and her friend, a gay librarian named Levon, travel back and forth between the real world and Fair Peril to save Emily from the jealous queen.

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Despite (or perhaps even because of) the glowing review blurbs that decorate the frontispage of this book like so many medals on a general's chest, I was skeptical that this book would be half as good as everybody seemed to be saying.

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