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E.D. Baker Books In Order

Publication Order of Tales of the Frog Princess Books

The Frog Princess (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Breath (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Curse (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Place For Magic (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Salamander Spell (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon Princess (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Kiss (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Prince among Frogs (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Princess (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Frog Princess Returns (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fairy Tale Books

Wings aka Fairy Wings (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fairy Lies (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wide-Awake Princess Books

The Wide-Awake Princess (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unlocking the Spell aka The Princess's Promise (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bravest Princess (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess in Disguise (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Between Worlds (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess and the Pearl (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fairy-Tale Matchmaker Books

The Truest Heart (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Match (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make Me a Match (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Maggie and the Magic Stable Books

The Flying Horse (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wish Fish (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Magic Animal Rescue Books

Maggie and the Flying Horse (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maggie and the Wish Fish (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maggie and the Unicorn (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maggie and the Flying Pigs (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Question of Magic (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

E. D. Baker is a fairly common name today; or at the very least, most readers have heard of her work, even if they might not know that she is the author responsible for some of those books.

The American author primarily writes children’s books.

+Biography

Elizabeth Dawson Baker was born in Buffalo, New York. She will be the first to tell you that nothing of note happened to her during the first eighteen years of her life. The Town of Tonawanda was a fairly quiet place for Elizabeth, her brothers, and her parents.

College brought a few changes, primarily Baker’s marriage and the two children she would have in the years that followed. Baker has a degree in psychology from the Allegheny College (Meadville, Pennsylvania).

Despite her qualifications, Baker’s children kept her at home, fairly busy. Though, Baker found the time to help her husband in his business, working part time. By this point, the family had made the shift to the state of Maryland.

Even with the demands of her children and her husband and his business, Elizabeth found time to take writing classes at a local college. When her marriage ended, Baker decided to further her education.

She set her sights on the School Immersion Masters in the Art of Teaching Program. She was able to eventually graduate from the program, which was running at Johns Hopkins University.

For a time, Baker saw some success teaching Fifth grade. However, her parents’ ill health created some complications. Luckily for Elizabeth, her son had already graduated from college.

She didn’t encounter nearly as many complications heading north with her daughter, settling down as close as possible to her parents. The situation forced Baker to reconsider her situation in life and the career objectives she had in mind.

She felt compelled to stop settling for less, start believing in herself and take a real crack at writing. The author put in the work and eventually produced ‘The Frog Princess’ in 2002. Since then, the author has written numerous other children’s book.

Living on a small farm in Maryland allows Baker the chance to partake in the breeding of horses. They have other animals on the property as well, this including cats, dogs, and goats, not to mention a duck or two.

+E.D. Baker Adaptations

One of E.D. Baker’s proudest moments was watching her first novel ‘The Frog Princess’ come to life on the big screen. The Disney movie was released in 2009 and it followed Emma, a princess whose kiss with a Prince named Eadric turns her into a frog.

The movie received mixed reviews, primarily because it didn’t seem to know the audience it wanted to reach. Baker has written numerous sequels to the book upon which the movie is based, this along with an epilog series.

+The Frog Princess

Emma might look like the typical princess, but her laugh makes her anything but ideal. Some people think she sounds like a braying donkey, a far cry from the tinkling bells that are the laughs of most princesses.

It also doesn’t help that she is so clumsy, always tripping over her own feet. When it is suggested to her that she might have to marry Prince Jorge, Emma vehemently disagrees. However, her attempts to escape her troubles only elicit more trouble.

Emma encounters a prince in the forest that has been transformed into a frog. The prince seems to believe that a kiss from someone like Emma just might turn him back to normal.

However, the spell does the unexpected and turns Emma into a frog as well. And thus, their adventure begins, a frog prince and a frog princess determined to regain their human forms.

Along the way, they encounter all sorts of creatures, some friendly and loyal, others sinister and vengeful.

This is a children’s book and it doesn’t pretend to be anything else. There is a lot to like, especially for adults who might read this book in hopes of finding something new. The Prince is definitely honorable in his ways, at the very least determined to put his life on the line protecting Emma.

Emma is capable, far from the damsel in distress you find in many fairy tales of this sort. E.D. Baker doesn’t shy away from the fact that she is taking a different spin on the Frog Prince, though her story definitely stands apart and adds, even more, depth.

Though, the book is still definitely targeted towards younger readers and doesn’t get unnecessarily complicated.

+Dragon’s Breath

Emma and Eadric regain their human forms just as catastrophe engulfs the kingdom. However, it isn’t completely Emma’s fault, even though she still doesn’t have nearly as much control over her magic, this shown when she unintentionally sends herself to the dungeon.

Aunt Grassina isn’t helping matters. The neighboring kingdom has chosen to launch their attack at a time when Grassina’s true love has been transformed into an otter, an issue that has become all consuming for her.

The kingdom needs Grassina, and Emma determines to get her mind back to protecting them all. The Greater Greensward has never faced such peril, and Emma will need all the magic and courage she can muster, not to mention the bonds and friendships she has forged, in order to save the kingdom.

This E.D. Baker book is a sequel to the frog princess, and it tends to enjoy more popularity than its predecessor. This book finds Emma and Eadric where the last book left them, with the pair having regained their human forms.

However, trouble isn’t too far off. Emma and Eadric, along with all their friends, must work to save the kingdom. The positive opinions surrounding this book emanate from the fact that a lot actually happens.

The book moves at a faster pace and maintains a level of activity that was missing in the first book. Baker is also a lot funnier here, making giving the book a far more charming sense. While the book was definitely written with children in mind, Dragon’s Breath tends to get a lot of love from adults as well.

Baker is also often commended for making effective use of the concepts and characters she introduced in the first book, this allowing both books to feel like one cohesive story.

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