The Frog Bride by Antonia Barber


The Frog Bride by Antonia Barber

A Russian tsar tells each of his three sons to shoot an arrow and marry the woman he finds where the arrow lands. Imagine the feelings of the youngest son when he discovers a large frog holding his arrow in her mouth. He marries the frog, only to discover that each night she changes into a beautiful princess. But will he ever have a flesh-and-blood human wife to call his own...? Virginia Lee's haunting, other-worldly illustrations transform Antonia Barber's elegant retelling of a Russian folk tale into an enchanting fairytale classic.


A graceful retelling of the Russian folk tale with lust illustrations set in the time of the Tsars. Carousel Fascinatingly fresh conformation of familiar themes in language which is straightforward and compelling. The clear and highly readable text is entirely embedded in Virginia Lee's richly detailed and eventful visual realm. Books for Keeps The gorgeous Arabian Nights-style pictures glow mysteriously as we follow the prince on his desperate mission to find and win his princess. There are lots of potential talking points in the pictures which could inspire some exciting art work. Child Education Virginia Lee has illustrated the book with beautiful evocative pictures that capture the mythical nature of the story. School Librarian

About the Author

Antonia Barber

Antonia Barber comes from a theatrical family, and began making up stories and plays in early childhood. After studying at the University of London, she became a playwright, and then a successful children’s author. A splendid storyteller, she has been writing children’s books for almost thirty years, and has a warm following among children and their parents.

Her previous books include The Mousehole Cat; a finalist for the Smarties Prize, winner of the 1990 British Book Award and Commended for the 1991 Kate Greenaway Medal; it was later made into an animated film, The Enchanter’s Daughter and Ghosts, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and filmed as The Amazing Mr Blunden.

Antonia Barber lives with her three children in Kent.

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Book Info


36 pages
Interest Age: From 5 To 8


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Publication date

1st September 2007



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