The book is kid’s fiction but aimed to serve adult readers too. After all, a child resides in all of us and most of us like to read stories that keep us curious till the last page. An animal world is depicted in a fun way in the book where the events occur around the life of the antagonist.
The protagonist of the two stories changes but the antagonist is the same. That’s what makes this book stand out from the cliched way of circling the story around the protagonist. But don’t worry, you can still hate the villain! Each story ends by giving the readers some moral lessons.
Targeted Age Group:: 8 to 18
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I once watched the world-famous writer, Neil Gaiman, explain how to come with creative ideas for your story. His lessons inspired me to find something in the real world and take it to the fiction world. That's how I crafted my first eBook. Since I'm fond of animals, I chose to show animal characters.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The Aesop's Fables amused me like every other child. I was looking for an idea. Neil Gaiman's lessons gave me a direction to look for ideas in the places I already know and observe keenly. After reading some old stories for children and then reading some natural selection in animals, a new idea hit my mind which gave birth to the book called, "Frenemy."
'Harry,' the baby hare was listening to this story from Aesop's fables for the very first time. His parents told him the story of "The Hare and the Tortoise." Harry was a male baby hare whose color was reddish-brown. He was one of the cutest newborn mammals with whom the animal-loving humans today would like to take a selfie. The baby hare was amused and moved by the story. The curiosity of knowing the tortoise piqued. He firmly decided to see a tortoise. He had never encountered a tortoise before. Harry's parents told him that they haven't spotted a tortoise in their surroundings for years. But he was determined to find the elephant-footed creature one day. He thought to himself about challenging a tortoise again for the race. He decided that he won't commit the same mistake that his ancestors from the story committed and lose the race. His parents insisted he should not envy the tortoise. Instead of racing with envy in mind, he can race with a sportive spirit if he ever comes across a tortoise. 'Oliver,' the baby fox was beginning to enhance his instinctive sly moves with the help of his parents. This red male baby fox was craftiness disguised as innocence. Oliver soon learned the lesson that a fox scares, chases, and even eats a hare. Once mamma and papa fox told their young ones the story of the hare and the tortoise to which Oliver laughed unrestrainedly. "The superfluous confidence of hare led to his loss in the race," he spoke and smirked. His parents further told him that the referee was a fox. The secret was that he wanted the hare to lose. But the hare's hesitation and over-confidence destroyed his chances to win before the fox could play any cunning trick to make the hare lose the race. Additionally, they said that the fox kingdom threw a secret party, not because of the victory of the tortoise but because of the defeat of the hare. Days passed by. Oliver was busy learning hunting lessons, playing with his younger sister, and laughing on the same fable about the hare's defeat. Harry was growing up happily. He was more agile now and learned smart moves to swiftly escape from the predator's vicinity. However, his hunger to challenge a tortoise for a race was mounting day by day. He used to wonder, "How can a tortoise ever dare to challenge a hare for the race?"
Links to Purchase Print Books
Buy Frenemy Print Edition at Amazon
Links to Purchase eBooks – Click links for book samples and reviews
Buy Frenemy On Amazon
All information was provided by the author and not edited by us. This is so you get to know the author better.