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The Other Side of Yore
by Joseph L Layden  Kenny Savage- Artist 

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Publisher:  Booklocker ISBN-10:  1601451229 Type: 


Copyright:  January 2007 ISBN-13:  9781601451224

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On Yore Side

Sail with frog and friends through the land of Terramore on a tortoise shell boat!

You are hereby invited to journey with Frawg Findig III on his tortoise shell boat through the wonderful world of Terramore, where toads talk and lizards sing, foxes fly and frogs have kings. Join Frawg and his friends to save the world from the wicked snakes of Mudgunkland, and learn a valuable moral along the way.

The flowers have gone missing from Terramore, Princess Lilypad has taken ill, and a wicked smog issues through the sky from the desolate swamps of Mudgunkland. Frawg and Buzz, his unlikely dragonfly friend, must journey into the very heart of darkness to free the lands from the Snake Lord's treacherous spell. In order to survive the long and dangerous journey, Frawg and his friends must conquer their own fear, and discoverthe true meaning of courage.

Written by J. Lyon Layden with twelve masterpiece illustrations by Kenny Savage, The Other Side of Yore is destined to win a place on your bookshelf beside The Hobbit, The Wind in the Willows, Harry Potter, Watership Down, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. To be read to children of all ages by people or amphibians 8 years old and up.
Once upon the other side of Yore,
Within the dreary swamps of Terramore,
Frawg sailed in his tortoise shell,
Searching for his herbs and spores on every slimy shore.

Professional Reviews

Herbie Brennan, Author of The Faerie Wars
A good old-fashioned children's tale with lots of action, well suited to reading aloud to youngsters.

Midwest Book Review
...The Other Side of Yore is an enchanting adventure story about Frawg's journey with his friends into Mudgunkland to save the world of Terramore from destruction by Cobraxas, king snake. All the flowers are dying, poisoned by the green smoke from the dark swamps, and the good King's daughter, Princess Lilypad, has fallen into a deep sleep.

Included in this story are thirteen artfully illustrated drawings by Kenny Savage, plus poems, riddles and songs to delight children of all ages.

It is a delightful story-well-edited and designed-which I'm sure children will enjoy. Joseph Layden has been writing professionally for over ten years as a freelance journalist. The Other Side of Yore is his debut children's fantasy novel, and I wish he and Kenny much success in their creative efforts. -Kaye Trout

What do you get if two friends decide to write and illustrate a children's book together? The Other Side Of Yore answers this question with it's beautiful illustrations and enchanting storyline. This is very much a mixture between The Hobbit and The Wind in the Willows... (Synopsis excluded -ed.)
...The way the author has invented simple things such as a boat made out of a tortoise shell and bog water tea conjures up an image of a fairytale world in which anything can happen. It is also beautifully enhanced with illustrations to help make this imaginary world become even more delightful.

One of the best books of it's type. As much as it will fascinate children, I think this will also appeal to adults. It's a wonderful treasure to own.

I absolutely guarantee this is one book you will want to have in your collection. I only wish when I was a child that someone had given me this bewitching book.

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