I purchased two copies of this book. A friend with three sons was looking for tools for talking with her boys about purity. I suggested this book and then proceeded to order both of us a copy.
I have read it with my three sons a couple times and they really enjoy the adventure. I like the message, for them about purity and for me to remember to have them in the Word on a regular basis because hiding Christ's word in a child's heart is going to serve that child his/her whole life.
I gave this as a gift to my grandson. His mom requested it as she is a homeschool mom and her daughter (older) enjoyed the Princess and the Kiss...which we also gave to her. Wonderfully encaptivating story line and awesome illustrations keep their attention and the lessons are like seeds sown in fertile soil. Read it again and again...and then buy the devotional book to accompany it.
I bought The Princess & The Kiss and The Squire & The Scroll for a friend who wants to emphasize the importance of purity with her children. I love these books because they change the focus from "God says don't have sex til your married" to "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Its hard to address the subject of sex with kids & still guard their innocence. But we can say, "Look, God doesn't say be perfect, he says be pure. Here's some ways we can guard our hearts & our minds from things that may threaten that purity." If you can guard your heart & mind, you'll be a lot farther away from being tempted physically. I love these books, and I love the author's heart for writing them.