Curse Of The Vassal Fruit: The Frog Prince by Erik Sietsema is an allegorical tale designed to appeal to children and the young at heart from ages seven to adult.
It is a fairytale adventure with talking animals, fairies, dragons etc designed to entertain readers who love fantasy adventure.
A fight of good against evil is the main thread. As in life, things are not always what they seem. Evil wears a disguise, creeping up on us, so we need to beware.
I enjoyed all the literary and historical references that awakened other memories in me.
I found the book to be a blend of David (as in and Goliath) and Joseph (as in technicolor dreamcoat) in animal form.
An entertaining fantasy adventure that is to continue in subsequent novels. If you like Narnia, you will like this book. It is also beautifully illustrated. I longed to jump inside the action!
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.