Jimmy, the Pickpocket of the Palace by Donna Jo Napoli

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The hag casts her spell on Jimmy, the frog-son of the frog prince, who sets out for the palace--and some unnerving experiences--in search of the strange and kindly prince who can resolve his dilemma, in the sequel to The Prince of the Pond.
 

About Donna Jo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli was born in 1948. She has earned three degrees from Harvard University: a B.A. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Italian Literature, and a Ph.D. in General and Romance Linguistics. She has taught on the university level since 1970, is widely published in scholarly journals and has received numerous grants and fellowships in the area of linguistics. She teaches linguistics and was chair of the linguistics program at Swarthmore College. She is a published poet and coeditor of four poetry volumes. Napoli was introduced to Dutton by Lloyd Alexander. Dutton promptly published her first middle grade novel, Soccer Shock, in 1991 to critical and popular acclaim. In 1993, Napoli's versatility became evident with the publication of The Prince of the Pond which won the New Jersey Reading Association's M. Jerry Weiss Book Award in 1997. Napoli has also won a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Publishers Weekly Choice of the Years Best books for her novel Zel. Napoli's Stones in Water won the Golden Kite Award in 1997. She has written many young adult novels including The Wager in 2010. Judy Schachner lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Published November 1, 1997 by Rebound by Sagebrush. 176 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this sequel to the charming Prince of the Pond (1992), Jimmy, frog-son of the frog prince, must save the pond from the evil Hag, who is working on a spell to dry it up so she can find her lost magic ring.

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In this sequel to The Prince of the Pond, a frog is turned into a human boy and tries to retrieve a magic ring that will save his home from destruction.

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Napoli picks up where she left off in The Prince of the Pond, in which a prince turned frog regains his royal corpus only after starting a large and loving frog family.

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