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Water Song: A Retelling of The Frog Prince By Suzanne Weyn Water Song A Retelling of The Frog Prince ONCE UPON A TIMEIS TIMELESS Young beautiful and wealthy Emma Pennington is accustomed to a very comfortable life Although war rages abroad she hardly feels its effect She and her mother travel fro
  • Title: Water Song: A Retelling of The Frog Prince
  • Author: Suzanne Weyn
  • ISBN: 9781416940135
  • Page: 300
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  • Water Song: A Retelling of The Frog Prince By Suzanne Weyn ONCE UPON A TIMEIS TIMELESS Young, beautiful, and wealthy, Emma Pennington is accustomed to a very comfortable life Although war rages abroad, she hardly feels its effect She and her mother travel from their home in Britain to the family estate in Belgium, never imagining that the war could reach them there But it does Soon Emma finds herself stranded in a war torn couONCE UPON A TIMEIS TIMELESS Young, beautiful, and wealthy, Emma Pennington is accustomed to a very comfortable life Although war rages abroad, she hardly feels its effect She and her mother travel from their home in Britain to the family estate in Belgium, never imagining that the war could reach them there But it does Soon Emma finds herself stranded in a war torn country, utterly alone Enemy troops fight to take over her estate, leaving her with no way to reach her family, and no way out With all of her attention focused on survival and escape, Emma hardly expects to find love But the war will teach her that life is unpredictable, people aren t always what they seem, and magic is lurking everywhere.
    Water Song: A Retelling of The Frog Prince By Suzanne Weyn

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    1. Suzanne Weyn

      Suzanne Weyn grew up in Williston Park, Long Island, New York She has three sisters and a brother As a girl she was very interested in theater and in reading Louisa May Alcott was her favorite author, but she also read every Sherlock Holmes story Suzanne lived pretty close to the ocean and going to Jones Beach was one of her favorite activities Even today, if she goes too long without seeing the ocean, she starts feeling restless.Suzanne now lives in upper New York State with her husband, two teen daughters and Abby the cat Her house is at the edge of the woods and is nearly 200 years old She graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton and received her Masters degree from Pace University She teaches part time at City College in New York.Suzanne s other books for Simon Pulse include South Beach Sizzle, a romantic comedy written with Diana Gonzalez Her novels for the Simon Pulse line, Once Upon a Time are The Night Dance a Retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, Water Song a Retelling of the Frog Prince, and The Crimson Thread a Retelling of Rumplestiltskin She very much enjoys rethinking these classic tales from an original point of view, always looking for the real psychological underpinning of the story Suzanne is currently doing revisions on her fourth book in the line, which will be coming in 09 Suzanne s other recent novels are include The Bar Code Tattoo 2004 and its sequel The Bar Code Rebellion 2006 The Bar Code Tattoo was selected by the American Library Assoc ALA as a 05 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and was a 07 Nevada Library nominee for Best Young Adult Fiction It is currently translated into German and was nominated for the 07 Jugenliteraturpreis for Young People s Literature.

    792 thoughts on “Water Song: A Retelling of The Frog Prince”

    1. First off before going in you must know that this retelling is loosely based on the original tale I thought this was a plus because personally I never was really fond of the original Really how romantic can a real frog be The book is set during WWI and I love how Suzanne Weyn does her retellings with a historic backdrop It adds realism to the tale I ve also noticed that Weyn seems to like adding lots of languages and accents to her stories, which add of a cultural effect to them So we have our [...]



    2. I m not very familiar with The Frog Prince story, so I had fun reading this retelling it was almost like a new story for me I liked the characters and the setting it took place during WWI and I haven t read many books set around that time.


    3. Retelling of The Frog Prince SPOILERS John and Emma are kept imprisoned in Emma s family s estate in Germany Emma s mother had died in a bombing John fell into Emma s well trying to escape mustard gas Emma also throw her gold bauble locket in the well earlier in a fit of anger Emma finds out he s in the well when she tries to find her locket again and so rescues him But when they get out of the well, German soldiers have taken over the estate.I have to say, I got so incredibly disgusted and repu [...]


    4. Another superb book from the Once Upon A Time series This book is set in WWI I read another book called All Quiet On The Western Front It s a very different book from this one and it was depressing so when Weyn mentioned the Western Front I got all depressed Don t get the wrong idea, the book was not depressing It was remembering the other book that got me depressed Well anyways, Watersong I liked the whole set up of the story Emma and Jack being trapped together because they are under false ide [...]


    5. This was a short and very quick read but I liked it a lot.It s a re telling of the Frog Prince story, set in Belgium during WWI Emma has travelled with her mother to check on the family estate from England but the two are trapped due to the Germans Emma s mother is killed during an attack and Emma, trapped and alone, spends her time at the estate, just waiting.Enter Jack an American who has joined up with the British and Canadians, as the US has not yet joined the war Fighting in the trenches ju [...]


    6. SUMMARY Young, beautiful, and wealthy, Emma Pennington is accustomed to a very comfortable life Although war rages abroad, she hardly feels its effect She and her mother travel from their home in Britain to the family estate in Belgium, never imagining that the war could reach them there But it does.Soon Emma finds herself stranded in a war torn country, utterly alone Enemy troops fight to take over her estate, leaving her with no way to reach her family, and no way out.With all of her attention [...]


    7. Emma, trapped on the continent at her family estate after her mother dies, rescues an American soldier and calls him her husband to keep him from harm But when her estate is taken over by German soldiers, the ruse is difficult to keep up especially since she despies Jack, the American in question But Jack has secrets of his own secrets of water and of magic I was a bit perplexed by this retelling of The Frog Prince It almost works, but falls a bit short of the mark The princess is a wealthy Eng [...]


    8. This book was really well written and entertaining This book was also informative about the War in Belgium I liked this book because it was about war but it was also about survival and love My favorite character is Jack because he s very helpful and he can do almost anything you ask him to do My favorite part was when Emma wakes up and finds Jack outside while he is about to get killed and she runs to him and then they get released with an offer of two small deep red rubies Even when they do esc [...]


    9. Also on thedailyprophecyNot all the retellings in this series are a success this is a good example I liked the promise of this book It started out as a lovely story Emma Pennington is stuck in the family estate in Belgium She never expected the war to come so close, until the German troops arrive Emma just saved the life of a man Jack is part of the Allied troops, but Emma lies to the group of German soldiers and tells him that he is her husband Jack ended up in the well in front of her house af [...]


    10. I never read nor watch the movie of The Frog Prince before, but I get the idea of what it is all about When I picked this book up, I wonder how the author will tell and transform the hero into the frog To be honest, reading a frog prince is not that appealing for me I m curious of the way the author retells it, which brings me to this book I really like how it feels like a new story for me, despite that I ve already known a bit the story I also liked the historical setting which takes place dur [...]


    11. The actual rating is 3.5 stars The beginning was kind of slow, but kind of intriguing with her getting the letter view spoiler and how she was informed that people think that she and her mother ran away from her father, when in actuality her mother is dead because of a bomb blast hide spoiler I also liked how the book switched between the perspectives of the main characters It becomes interesting when Emma meets her Frog Prince, view spoiler an American who is a soldier in the British army, and [...]


    12. Watersong is a short, quick tale that I find so endearing This is a retelling of the Grimm Brothers well known tale, The Frog Prince, or less I should say It was loosely based on that story anyway Weyn pretty much played around with the idea of it and although endowed with magic, giving it a realistic approach.The story was set on the brink of World War I With that I mind, I expected this to be sinking into the depressing state of events Fortunately, I got a spunky, funny and surprisingly ente [...]


    13. Actually vastly interesting than I was anticipating, seeing my hit and miss record with these Once Upon a Time books.Set during WWI, this is a very loose retelling Which I thought was actually pretty awesome I thought the same about Spirited, the colonial America retelling of Beauty and the Beast I liked that it stuck to the bare bones of the original tale, but the story was completely its own.While I enjoyed the characters of Jack and Emma, I thought there could have been character developmen [...]


    14. This is not my favorite book in the Once Upon A Time Series because it really has nothing to do with the real story of The Frog Prince Its about this girl who lives in a wealthy family and she and her mother go tho live in one of their estates This dude from America joins the war he can swim very well hence he is the frog They fall in love But through out reading it i was like this is definetly not the best book in the series.


    15. Een zalige hervertelling van de Kikkerkoning Voor een keer speelt het zich niet af in een of ander ver ver land Nee, het speelt zich af in Belgi In de Westhoek tijdens de eerste wereldoorlog meer bepaald Misschien lijkt het vreemd om in die setting een sprookje te hervertellen, maar het is perfect gedaan.


    16. This is a twist on the Frog Prince set during World War One I really enjoyed this book I love that it was set during a war It kept me riveted from the beginning I really liked the characters in the book.


    17. As a lover of fairy tales, I had hopes for this series Badly done Stupid dialogue At least it was 100% clean, that was appreciated So nothing to gripe at, except it just wasn t very good.



    18. emma whinthrope is beautiful, rich, and trapped in belgium during world war one at her family estate she is all alone except for her elderly caretakers, her mother has just died in an air raid not to long ago the story starts with a well, emma throws a locket that has been passed down for generations into the well due to the two faced nature of her ex boyfriend.enter jack, the american who has joined the british army, after surviving a bombing on the ship that he was sailing on, he is known as t [...]


    19. Obviously, this is a retelling of The Frog Prince I checked the publishing date and it s 3 yrs before the Disney version so I guess the New Orleans aspect was just a major coincidence The story is different enough to not feel the same, however I really liked Jack Emma s chemistry and I love how they spolier worked together to save one of Jack s comrades It s pretty cool when two people come together for something other than romantic love that s nice, but a bit overrated I liked the kid, too.In t [...]


    20. Wow so this book made me feel a lot of emotions This is really a classic book, being in the same category in my mind as books like The Little Princess , even though it was MUCH shorter than books actually written in the early 1900s and late 1800s It was only 194 pages, which was pretty good for the story itself I don t think it needed anything .This wonderful story is about a PRETTY AMAZING, unforgettable character named Jake Verde I REALLY liked him He was just charming, sweet, real, and very T [...]


    21. This book was a retelling of The Frog Prince, but set in World War I Belgium without much magic I really, really liked the concept and setting for this story, but honestly the book was just too short for what was going on This ended up feeling like an outline draft for a story instead of a full story, which meant the characters were very flat and I couldn t get behind the main love story because it felt so abrupt The ending felt rushed and a little strange, and after a big build up around the l [...]


    22. For this series, this may be one of my favorite books The backdrop of World War I really worked well for this story The magical realism is usually something I don t like but it worked well in this book The relationship is a nice slow build, no insta love The characters are likeable but you can see where their personalities don t immediately mesh well Jack is instantly likeable as we know than Emma does and how honorable he can be Emma isn t the spoiled brat that she can sometimes act as when f [...]


    23. I like Suzanne Weyn I like fairy tale retellings I like historically based fiction I didn t like this.Less than 200 pages should have taken one sitting, not days But nothing about the story, the characters, etc engaged me Emma was a bore Jack was a bore Their wannabe love hate insta love was the biggest bore And the history was outrageous The German colonel just let them live and lounge about Please I know it s not meant to be a hard hitting, quasi factual story but some things are too much of a [...]


    24. Another favorite of mine from this series, it is a retelling of the Frog Prince that takes place during World War I A young heiress becomes a prisoner of war at her family s estate, and must rely on the help of a stranger who survived a recent mustard gas attack because of his ability to hold his breath for a long period of time They try and fail countless times to escape, which is why you ll want to just keep reading Needless to say, this is another book that I did not want to put down


    25. Blah I know it was a teen book but it was still fluff Neither of my teen girls would have liked this Maybe in the 1950s Still, I m not the target so maybe there are teens today who would like this I like historical fiction and thought this might be a quick but interesting read set in WWI Wrong Just fluff.


    26. I honestly don t exactly remember when I read this book but it has stuck with me I am on the hunt to find it so I can reread it It was a really fun reimagining of The Princess and the Frog and I loved having it set during WWI.


    27. This re telling was quite lovely and I wish it wasn t so short The final 10 chapters feel rather rushed and do not match the pacing set earlier in the book Overall, I quite enjoyed this different take on the classic fairy tale.



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