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Written by Frank Hinks
Illustrated by Frank Hinks
Part of the Tales of Ramion SeriesWrite A Review
A series of fragmented fantasy adventures for variably aged children featuring full-colour illustrations and packaged in a fancy gold-foiled hardback format
The eleventh instalment of the extensive Tales of Ramion series of fantasy adventures.
Gary is a motor mechanic who’s in love with his next-door neighbour, Sharon. “If only he would clean his fingernails and wash his hair”, Sharon laments. Appearances clearly matter in this story world so when Gary is kissed by a Frog Princess while napping on his lunch break and is himself transformed into a frog, he’s certain Sharon won’t like him at all in his new froggy form. But, easily enchanted by the “husky” voiced Frog Princess, Gary forgets all about Sharon when the Princess suggests going to his place for a drink. Unfortunately for Gary, she’s unimpressed by his humble cottage and hops off, leaving Gary in quite a predicament. He must find the Frog Princess and get her to kiss him again to reverse his amphibian alteration. To this end he enlists the support of three boys and Snuggle, a “Dream Lord sent to protect the boys from the witch Griselda.”
Gary, Snuggle and the boys (plus Snuggle’s curious carrot-crunching companion) embark on a quest to find the Kingdom of Frogs, battling high-stakes obstacles in the form of Griselda the witch and a knife-wielding High Priest along the way. The question is, will Gloria the “hen-pecked eagle”, come to the rescue of the male questers, and will Sharon finally accept Gary if he’s cleaned-up his act? (Assuming he remembers who she is!)
Bizarre, bold and somewhat befuddled, this blends otherworldliness with ordinary world experiences.
When Gary is kissed by the Frog Princess and turned into a Frog Prince, Snuggle (family cat and superhero) takes him off to the Kingdom of the Frogs, along with the rabbit Scrooey-Looey and the boys. There they meet man-eating frogs and a vegetarian eagle named Gloria. But is it just another trick by the witch Griselda who will do anything to get her hands on the boys for supper?
|Publication date:||28th September 2019|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Traditional Tales|
Frank Hinks is the creator of the Land of Ramion series...And here’s another secret about the magical world of Ramion: it’s here that Frank Hinks lets his hair down and escapes the austere and highly formal world of the legal profession where he is a Chancery QC with a successful international practice based in London. As well as being a storytelling author and painter, Frank Hinks lists Indie Rock (listening at full volume and dancing) among his personal interests.More About Frank Hinks