by: Alethea Kontis
narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
Sunday was born the 7th daughter of a 7th daughter. Growing up overshadowed by siblings that have done magical and fantastic things, Sunday writes stories about the amazing adventures of her family, as well as the funny and sad things that go with them. She only writes about things that have happened, because what she writes tends to come true. When she meets Grumble, an enchanted frog, he is moved by her stories and kind ways and asks for a kiss. And I suppose you can guess what happens from there.
Audio Review: Katherine Kellgren absolutely makes this story for me. Her narration was dramatic, funny, and just all-around amazing. Which wasn't surprising, since I've really enjoyed other narrations by her. I am not sure of many other narrators that are able to express emotion as well as she is. I definitely recommend the audio.
Book Review: Enchanted is a funny, cute, and ambitious retelling of several beloved fairy tales. It's hard to just pin it down to the Frog Prince, since there were so many other retellings mixed in. Sunday's sisters and entire family have great back stories and personalities that make it much easier to keep them all straight.
Combining so many fairy tales into one book is not for the faint of heart. Each tale is twisted just a little so that it is recognizable, but amazingly all fits together to create a story completely of its own. The relationship between Sunday and her prince is very sweet with a nice build-up and plenty of bumps on the road. Is it my favorite retelling of The Frog Prince? Not quite, since I have another that I don't believe can ever be beat. Mostly because while I liked Sunday, she was just a little bit too sweet for me.
Enchanted reminded me of some of my favorite authors of retellings. I would compare the style to Jessica Day George or Shannon Hale. Which is definitely high praise.
My last word on this is: can we have a book from Thursday's point of view? Pirates!