Frank The Friendly Ogre

Rated 4.86/5 based on 14 reviews
Frank knew he didn’t belong in the swamp. He’s never been like the other ogres. He’s clean and polite, and they... Well, they’re not. So, one day, Frank set off in to the world to find somewhere he could belong. More
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About Victoria Zigler

My name is Victoria, but most of my friends and family call me Tori. Feel free to do the same.

Born in the shadow of the black mountains in Wales, I now live by the sea in the south-east of England with my husband, Kelly, a degu named Joshua, a pair of chinchillas named Mollie and Maizie, and a West Highland White Terrier named Lilie.

Having battled with glaucoma since birth, I now find myself completely blind. But I haven’t let that stop me from chasing the dream I've had since I was a young child: the dream of becoming a published author. I've loved to read and write since I learned how, and always wanted to get my work published. Finally, in 2012, I made that dream come true by self-publishing the first of my books as an eBook via Smashwords. Several more titles have been published since, with paperbacks and audio books also being made available. So now I’m a published author of several poetry collections, as well as a long list of children’s stories.

I’m just as happy exercising the logical side of my brain as the creative side of it, so would describe myself as a combination of Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter books: Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and love of books, combined with Luna’s wandering mind and alternative way of looking at the world. A couple of people have agreed with that description of me, so I feel I'm justified in using it.

When I’m not lost in my own world, you’re most likely to find me either reading, writing, or attempting to keep my eMails from piling up. If I’m not doing any of those things, chances are I’m spending time with my hubby and furkids. Either that, or taking some time to explore some of my other interests, such as knitting, Dungeons And Dragons style roleplaying games, music, brainteaser puzzles, movies, baking, history, science, astronomy, and a few other things that randomly capture my attention from time to time.

I also love almost anything to do with animals and nature. I have to say "almost" because I'm not too keen on spiders and creepy crawly things, though can pretend they don't exist if they don't come too close to me. My favourite animals are cats, dogs, rodents, and horses, though I generally get all soppy over just about any four-legged animal; especially young ones. That love of animals was a huge factor in my choice to become a vegetarian, as it's hard to enjoy a meal when you feel sorry for it.

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Review by: Rosemary J. Peel on July 21, 2015 :
An enjoyable short story about an ogre who doesn't fit in. I found it surprising actually because it had some similarities to my own story, The Earth Giant; both deal with the loneliness of being different. I have no hesitation at all in recommending it to readers. I award it 5 well deserved stars.
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Review by: Luke F. D. Marsden on March 17, 2015 :
A very short, but perfectly formed, story about an ogre who doesn't fit in. Whilst it is a tale for children, it carries a simple and important message about belonging that it doesn't hurt to be reminded of as an adult, either!
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Review by: Catherine E. Chapman on Oct. 13, 2014 :
Ah, a short and very sweet story for kids. Reinforces the message that belonging is not, as we are led to believe, about location, location, location, but about people (well, ok, ogres and giants!). I think children would love it and would want to read / hear more.
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Review by: Marjorie Boyd-Springer on July 28, 2014 :
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This book is a great children's book. Victoria Zigler does a great job with the pictures and writing. It uses simple words and it is easy to read and understand. I gave it 5 stars. Children will love it and first time readers will love to be able to read it. I highly recommend it to all.
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Review by: Jessica West on July 15, 2014 :
Short and sweet, with fewer than a thousand words Zigler paints a lovely picture of compassion and friendship.
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Review by: Gita V.Reddy on April 15, 2014 :
Sweet, simple, effective.
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Review by: Lucas Hosby on June 10, 2013 :
This is a very good story. It goes to show that being accepted can be difficult, but there is usually a place for everyone.
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Review by: Walter Lazo on May 17, 2013 :
Very nice and sweet, and well-written.
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Review by: Chris The Story Reading Ape on March 6, 2013 :
This little story is perfect for when your children (or even you) are feeling in a 'Nobody Loves Me', or, 'I Don't Like Them' mood, just to be reminded that Someone, Somewhere, is a friend.
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Review by: Ziggy Kalder on Feb. 15, 2013 :
Excellent book!
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Review by: Gerty So on Sep. 7, 2012 :
It's a wonderful story. Nice and sweet. Yeah I think any child would love to read this. I highly recommend it to anyone.
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Review by: Karen Portman on Sep. 6, 2012 :
What a sweet little story xxx
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Review by: muriel rowe on Sep. 6, 2012 :
Having read this enchanting little story , it gets to your heart strings, again well done, xx
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Review by: coffeeaddict24 on Aug. 11, 2012 :
This is a really cute story about Frank the ogre and his determination. This would be a great read for children. Short and to the point.
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