The Princesses and the Frogs… AFFL Style

Hello Fantasy Lovers,

We here at AFF have been talking about Adam Gidwitz‘s visit to our local Indie book store, Quail Ridge Books, in October and reading both his stories and some of the original Grimm Brother tales.

This past Wednesday we read a couple of versions of The Frog King.  One had the prince and princess living happily ever after and the other had the princess throwing the frog against the wall.  Can you guess which one AFFL liked better?

Here is one version of the quote we liked so much.

Then she was terribly angry, and took him up and threw him with all her might against the wall. “Now, thou wilt be quiet, odious frog,” said she. But when he fell down he was no frog but a king’s son with beautiful, kind eyes.

The version we read said horrible, not odious, but we still got the gist.

Check out our Frog King videos… We had a lot of fun, and got some aggression out!

Remember Adam Gidwitz will be at Quail Ridge Books on October 16 and Lisa McMann’s new Unwanteds book comes out next Tuesday (Sept. 3)


So I went to see Adam Gidwitz last night and he was a great speaker.  Those lucky 6th graders over at Daniels Middle got to hear him at school that morning…lucky.  So here is the proof of my visit.

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Read on,

Mr. H


Posted on August 30, 2013, in Grimm and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That looks like so much fun! I wish I could have been there. It’s all because of my EVIL end table!

  2. Awesome! I like that you improvised with the meatloaf, penguin, and owl. Most of the videos were great, but one or two you missed the editing a little. But, they were super funny and AMAZING!

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