The princess and the frog author
The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica BartlesI was lucky enough to see this book grow from initial idea, through several drafts, to finished product.
From the outset, I loved spunky Princess Cassandra, who longs for a pet frog to keep her company. Lucky for her, there are plenty of frogs in the kingdom. UNlucky for her, the frogs have a habit of turning into princes when she shows them affection. Soon, the castle is swarming with princes (hilarious!) determined to “be married at once” to the young princess. No, thanks!
Sara Palacios character design is just right for Cassandra, who happily sticks to what she wants. This princess rocks glasses, a tiara, and an adorable pair of high-tops.
Will Princess Cassandra get her frog? You’ll love the delightful resolution to her story. I truly appreciated the subtle message that we are who we know ourselves to be inside, no matter what we look like on the surface.
The Princess and the Frogs
The 49th Disney animated feature film , the film is loosely based on the novel The Frog Princess by E. Set in New Orleans , the film tells the story of a hardworking waitress named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant. After kissing a prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil voodoo sorcerer, Tiana becomes a frog herself and must find a way to turn back into a human before it is too late. It marked Disney's brief return to traditional animation , as it was the mainstream animation studio's first traditionally animated film since Home on the Range. The studio returned to a Broadway musical -style format frequently used during the Disney Renaissance , and features music written by composer Randy Newman , well known for his musical involvement in Pixar films such as A Bug's Life , Monsters, Inc.
The story is best known through the Brothers Grimm ' rendition. Jack Zipes noted in that the Grimms greatly treasured this tale, considering it to be one of the "oldest and most beautiful in German-speaking regions. In the tale, a spoiled princess reluctantly befriends the Frog Prince, whom she met after dropping a gold ball into a pond, and he retrieves it for her in exchange for her friendship. The Frog Prince magically transforms into a handsome prince. In the original Grimm version of the story the frog's spell was broken when the princess threw it against a wall in disgust, while in modern versions the transformation is triggered by the princess kissing the frog.