cover image Gracie, the Pixie of the Puddle

Gracie, the Pixie of the Puddle

Donna Jo Napoli. Dutton Books, $16.99 (133pp) ISBN 978-0-525-47264-3

Donna Jo Napoli's Gracie: The Pixie of the Puddle brings to a close her trilogy begun with The Prince of the Pond. Though Gracie is a normal frog, she increasingly feels out of touch with her amphibious companions, whose thoughts seldom go beyond mating. When the evil hag (who was trapped in a stone in Jimmy, the Pickpocket of the Palace) is turned into a crocodile, Jimmy (the man-frog hero of the second title) plans to keep the ""hag-croc"" away from the pond. .