Word Count: 12118
As the head gardener, Lenard's father must find out who is stealing the fruit from the king's golden apple tree. Neither of his older brothers have been able to discover the culprit and Lenard wants his chance to prove himself. Instead his family continue to treat him like the sickly child he once was. Someone needs to solve the mystery because no matter how great a king is, it's never good to fail them.
This story was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
Keywords: teen/young adult, once upon a time, fairytales, folklore, romance, magic, curses, Brothers Grimm, fox, prince.
Avril Sabine is an Australian author who lives on acreage in South East Queensland. She writes mostly young adult and children's speculative fiction, but has been known to dabble in other genres. She has been writing since she was a young child and wanted to be an author the moment she realised someone wrote the books she loved to read.