Mlynowski, Sarah. Once Upon A Frog. (Whatever After series, #8) Scholastic Press, 2016. $14.99. ISBN 978-0-545-74660-1. 159 p. Gr. 3-7. P8Q8
Siblings, Abby and Jonah, have discovered a magical mirror in their basement. Despite promising their parents that they won’t use it, they do and it transports them into a fairy tale world. They’re expected to help complete the fairy tale with the occasional help of a fairy godmother (absent in this volume). This adventure is a retelling of the Frog Prince.
Verdict: This is a fast paced novel. With more development and references to the original fairy tale, this could be a much longer tome, but Mlynowski keeps the pace moving and gives a satisfying, abbreviated version of the original. Abby and Jonah have to solve their own problems and prove characters that are relatable.
October 2016 review by Shelly Jones.