The Prince of the Pond by Donna Jo Napoli
Otherwise Known as De Fawn Pin

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A prince has been turned into a frog but does not know how to learn to the ways of frogs, until a young female frog comes along. By the author of Soccer Shock.
 

About Donna Jo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli is an acclaimed and award-winning author of children's books.? She won the Golden Kite Award for "Stones in Water" in 1997. Her novel "Zel" was named an American Bookseller Association Pick of the List, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a BCCB Blue Ribbon, and a "School Library Journal" Best Book, and a number of her other novels have been selected as ALA Best Books. Her recent picture books include "The Earth Shook "and "Mama Miti". Donna Jo is the head of the linguistics department at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and their children. You can visit her online at donnajonapoli.com Judy Schachner lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Published October 1, 1992 by Dutton Juvenile. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Poor Jade (or Jade-to-be, since "de fawg pin" has yet to name her): she's faced with a big, beautiful frog--such legs!--and he doesn't seem to have the foggiest notion about what to do with his tongue, or how to leap or avoid danger.

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This variation on ""The Frog Prince"" is told by Jade, a watchful female frog who teaches the bewitched royal how to survive in the pond.

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