Based on the published book, FRUIT OF THE VINE (Weisberg and Yoffe, Waldorf Publishing, 2018). In JUSTIN AND THE WERLOOBEE, we meet Justin, a sensitive, introspective boy whose physical features and personality make him a convenient target for many of his cruel peers. One night, he wakes to find himself on a mysterious island, which is inhabited by a horde of bizarre creatures. Despite his desperation to find out where he is and, more importantly, how to get home, he becomes involved in the plight of Irvino, a beast who is ostracized on this island much in the way that Justin is in his own world. The story ends with a twist as Justin, in helping Irvino, ends up helping himself by making a lifelong friend out of Irvino. JUSTIN AND THE WERLOOBEE is unique from other stories in the fantasy genre in that it is meant not only for the grade school-aged fantasy enthusiast, but also for anyone interested in the topic of bullies, and how altruistic qualities can develop in children.
News & Reviews
- “Kirkus review for Fruit of the Vine”Kirkushttps://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ellen-weisberg/fruit-of-the-vine/
- “Book review for Fruit of the Vine by Readers’ Favorite”Readers’ Favoritehttps://readersfavorite.com/book-review/fruit-of-the-vine
- “5 star ratings for Fruit of the Vine on Amazon”Amazon customer reviewshttps://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/164255779X/ref=acr_dp_hist_5?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=five_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar
- “4 star ratings for Fruit of the Vine on Amazon”Amazon customer reviewshttps://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/164255779X/ref=