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Lionel s grand adventure book kit

Lionel’s Grand Adventure Book Kit

Paul R. Hewlett is the author of the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series. Lionel’s Christmas Adventure: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas is the third book in the series. His debut book, Lionel’s Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule, was released in December of 2011, followed by Lionel Turns the Other Cheek in March of 2012. In addition to writing the Lionel’s Grand Adventure books, Paul co-authors a children's /young adult blog called Sher A. Hart: Writing Is Art.

Title: Lionel and the Golden Rule

Author: Paul R. Hewlett

ASIN: B006MYOY3W

Pub Date: Dec. 2011

Price ebook: .99

Category: Children’s Middle Grade

Pages: 32

Format: ebook

Distributor: Amazon

Publisher: Amazon

Title: Lionel Turns the Other Cheek

Author: Paul R. Hewlett

ASIN: B007JR00FC

Pub Date: Mar. 2012

Price ebook: .99

Category: Children’s Middle Grade

Pages: 39

Format: ebook

Distributor: Amazon

Publisher: Amazon

Title: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas

Author: Paul R. Hewlett

ASIN:B00A5SX0IQ

ISBN:9781480239685

Pub Date: Nov. 2012

Price ebook .99

Paperback:5.49

Category: Children’s Middle Grade

Pages:41

Distributor: Amazon

Publisher: Amazon

I am enclosing the Lionel’s Grand Adventure Book Kit. It is a kit that provides you with all the pertinent information about my children's book series.

The Lionel’s Grand Adventure series is a book series of beginning chapter books for ages 6-10. They are clean reads that mix fantasy, magic, and humor to create books that are perfect for young and even reluctant readers.

Included are: Tips that will benefit young readers, An article about the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series, An excerpt from Lionel’s Christmas Adventure, Items for groups of children to discuss, Author Interview, Testimonials, Lionel’s Grand Adventure Flyer, Contact Info.

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Contact: Paul R. Hewlett

[email protected]

Cell (815)252-1173


Tips that will benefit young readers

Tips that will benefit young readers

  • Encourage children to read. In my opinion, it doesn’t matter what, even if it’s comic books. Using their imagination and reading is very beneficial and more often than not, leads to more reading and reading more complex books.

  • Read to children as often as you are able. Expose them to reading early and often.

  • Set aside family reading/story time. Whether it’s a read aloud or family reading time, set aside a block of time. As children get older, they may want to read on their own. Turn off the TV, computer, any distractions during this time. Sit together in the family room or somewhere similar and read together.

  • Discuss books. Ask your children what they are reading. Encourage them to tell you about their books, what they like as well as what they don’t.

  • Get your children a library card. Take them on regular trips to the library. Let them peruse the library, picking up, examining, and choosing books on their own.

  • These steps will go a long way towards fostering and developing a life long love of reading, the benefits of which are countless.


Welcome to the lionel s grand adventure series

Welcome to the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series

Meet Lionel, a lovable bully-magnet, as he arrives in Larrystown and discovers a magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot. Follow Lionel’s fun misadventures as he uses the foot’s faulty protective power and learns a valuable lesson about helping others. Lionel and the Golden Rule is the first book in the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series The series addresses the delicate and difficult topic of bullying. The books mix in fantasy, magic, and humor all through the eyes of the loveable bully-magnet Lionel.

Lionel’s back in Lionel Turns the Other Cheek, the second book in the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series. Lionel heads off to summer camp and has to room with the meanest, biggest bully there. Young readers will love Lionel and the lesson he learns this time. These books aim to entertain, as well as, teach a valuable lesson to both children and adults.

Have you ever wanted something you couldn’t have? Lionel desperately wants a new sled, and he will do almost anything to get it. Lionel’s Christmas Adventure is the third book in the series. This fun Christmas story follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and school or family story time. This holiday season, be careful what you wish for, you never know what might happen!

The Lionel’s Grand Adventure series is perfect for young and even reluctant readers at home, at the library, or in school.


Lionel s christmas adventure excerpt

Lionel’s Christmas Adventure excerpt

“Isn’t this awesome!?!” said Skip.

“Yup, sure is,” agreed Lionel, a huge grin on his face.

The boys had just made their way back up the hill after sledding down it for the umpteenth time. The snow was still falling heavy and wet. Lionel had yet to make it down the hill without falling off of his sled, but he didn’t care. He had trouble holding on to his metal saucer. He couldn't steer it, and the handles were real small on the edges. That's one reason he wanted a Turbo 5000. His mom and Feeney—who was too lazy to sled—were nowhere in sight though, and Lionel was having a blast. He had forgotten about them altogether as he prepared to sled down the hill again.

“Be careful not to break your neck, Snodgrass!” he heard. “I’d rather you did that than break my science project again though. Stay far away from me! HA, HA, HA!”

There stood Tad Winters. His buddy Willy and a group of boys behind him chuckled at Tad’s comment. Lionel felt his face burning even in the cold. He pushed his glasses back up off of his nose and got ready to launch himself down the hill, trying to ignore Tad.

“It’s okay, Lionel. Just ignore him,” said Skip.

Except that it wasn’t okay, and he couldn’t ignore him. He pushed off down the hill with all his might. He hadn’t gone thirty feet when he lost his grip on the sled and flew head over heels, somersaulting down the slope. When he finally came to a stop, his glasses were cockeyed on his face and he was covered in snow.

He heard laughter from the top of the hill and looked up. Tad sat down on his saucer sled. He barely fit on it, as big as he was. Tad then started to push off down the hill. Lionel reached into his pocket without thinking and squeezed his Walbaun foot.

I wish Tad wasn’t here!

There was a bright flash. The next thing anyone knew, Tad’s sled was shooting downhill as fast as a speeding train. He hit the snow ramp, launched in theair over a half buried fence, and landed in a cow pasture. He rocked this way and that, trying to avoid running straight into a cow. His screams could be heard from the top of the hill.


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Lionel’s Christmas Adventure excerpt

Still, his sled would not stop. It soon vanished from sight. Willy and his buddies just stood there with their mouths hanging open, looking at each other, wondering what to do. They finally snapped out of it and Tad’s whole crew ran off down the hill after him.

Lionel knew he had to be more careful. When he used the Walbaun foot without thinking, it made his wish come true in its own strange way, but that was very risky. It was best to be careful what he wished for, because he never knew what might happen. And now he had to follow behind to make sure Tad was okay. As much as he disliked Tad, he felt bad and wanted to make sure that Tad was alright even if it meant ruining the rest of his afternoon. It was—after all—his fault this had had happened.

I should never have used that darn Walbaun foot! It never gets anything right! After rounding up Skip, he started off after Tad.

Thirty minutes and a little more than half a mile later, Willy and the crew finally found Tad still on his sled clutching it as tight as he could. His mouth was wide open in a silent scream, and his eyes were wide in terror. Lionel peaked around the side of the tree he was hiding behind.

“He's fine, buddy,” he whispered to Skip standing behind him.

“Thank goodness. I thought for a minute he might really get hurt when he jumped that fence,” said Skip.

“Uh oh!” said Lionel, his voice rising, no longer worried about being quiet. “C'mon Skip! Let's get outta here!” Lionel turned and grabbed Skip by the jacket and drug him away from their hiding spot.

“Whaaa-”Skip started, but never finished as he saw Tad, Willy, and the rest of their friends running their direction.

Lionel and Skip took off the other direction as fast as they could run to get away from them.


Topics for children to discuss

Topics for children to discuss

  • Have you ever met, or do you know, someone thatthatis bullied or picked on?

  • How does that make you feel?

  • What could you do to make that person feel better?

  • If you could make a wish for anything and it would come true, what would you wish for?

  • If you were faced with getting what you wanted vs. doing the right thing, what would you do?

  • If someone picked on you, or was mean to you, would you be mean back or try to ignore them?

  • What characteristics do you think make a hero?

  • Can someone that puts the needs of others before their own needs be considered a hero?

  • Do you know any heroes?


Author interview

Author Interview

Why would children want to read the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series?

The books are entertaining and fun. I mix magic, fantasy, and humor all through the eyes of a loveable main character everyone can relate to, Lionel Snodgrass.

What is so special about Lionel?

Everyone knows or has known a “Lionel”. He’s that child that is a bit too slow, uncoordinated, that’s easy to pick on. He is usually picked last and tries really hard to fit in, without much success. His clothes don’t fit, and he wears hand-me-downs. Lionel does have a very big heart though and sees the best in people. He is someone everyone can relate to and it’s very difficult to root against him.

How can students benefit from reading the Lionel’s Grand Adventure books?

Students will be entertained whilelearning valuable lessons. Most of all, they will be reading. Reading is beneficial in so many ways. The combination of fantasy, magic, and humor mixed with a loveable main character that they can relate to will get them reading. Combine that with the relatively short story and even your “reluctant” readers will read it.

How can your books inspire a child?

The universal topic of bullying is a focal point of the books. In the Lionel’s Grand Adventure books we look at bullying from the eyes of the victim. It is light-hearted and entertaining, to the extent that children may not even realize that they are learning a lesson until it’s done. It may inspire kids to take a chance to reach out to the victims of bullying and maybe even cause bullies to take a look at themselves.


Testimonials

Testimonials

  • “I laughed through the book, and it has a good ending. Lionel is a good guy.” This review was written by my eight year old son. – Amy Dingmann.

  • “ I really enjoyed reading this book to my 7-year-old son. As a father, I really liked that in the end of the book it explained why Lionel was a real hero for thinking of and treating others as he would like to be treated. I hope this author and others will write more books in the same light. Thanks so much for a great book I can feel good about reading to my kids or having them read them to themselves.”- Besendorfer Books LLC.

  • “I really liked finding this charming little gem. Things don't quite go exactly as Lionel wants but Lionel is a confident loveable boy who doesn't let them bring him down. I like the age old lesson taught here about treating others as you want to be treated. “- Award-winning author Crystal Marcos.

  • “Like most kids, the gap is wide between what Lionel wishes and what reality is. After he discovers the magical foot of a Three-Toed-Potbellied Waulbaun, Lionel attempts to bridge that divide by imposing a new reality through wishing. Things don't go exactly as he plans, though. If parents are reading the book out loud to their children, they will appreciate the lesson.”- G.A. Albrethsen.

  • “Lionel discovers the Golden Rule of treating others how you want to be treated. A valuable lesson that is often forgotten.”- Stacie Theis: BeachBound Books.

  • “I really enjoyed this book. The story was really funny (especially when Lionel's brother's pants exploded - luckily his underwear was still on hee hee). I liked Lionel because he saw a lot of good in every situation and he seemed like a kid who was just happy being who he is. The story was a unique idea especially for an early chapter book. It was an easy read but the story was really good. I totally think "Lionel's Grand Adventure" is a perfect book for "reluctant" readers or young advanced readers.”- Erik: This Kid Reviews Books.

  • “It's a charming story that is bound to capture the little hearts! (& some not so little ones - like mine!) The names that the author has come up with are also going to catch the attention of the kids who love the unique names or love to play with words. Best of all, it also teaches a lesson in guise of a story! “- Debdatta: B00k R3viws.

  • “If you know a child that you can't seem to get interested in reading, this just might be the book to hook them!”- Rhodora M. Fitzgerald.

  • “I find the character of Lionel very endearing because he is not a perfect kid. Actually, he is a bit awkward, and though he wishes he were better at certain things, he's okay with himself. It's nice when a character reflects an "everyday kid" that most readers can relate too. Lionel almost falls prey to bad behavior, but catches himself just in time. Lionel learns that by turning the other cheek he is the real winner! “- Lisa Tortorello: Teacher.

  • “Lionel's Grand Adventure is so funny and a great read. I enjoyed reading this book and sharing it with my young one.”- Antoinette Lee.


Lionel s grand adventure book kit

About Lionel’s Grand Adventure

About the Author

Paul R. Hewlett is the author of the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series. Lionel’s Christmas Adventure: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas is the third book in the series. His debut book Lionel’s Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule was released in December of 2011, followed by Lionel Turns the Other Cheek in March of 2012. In addition to writing the Lionel’s Grand Adventure books, Paul co-authors a middle grade/young adult blog called Sher A. Hart: My Written Art.

Meet Lionel, a lovable bully-magnet, as he arrives in Larrystown and discovers a magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot. Follow Lionel’s fun misadventures as he uses the foot’s faulty protective power and learns a valuable lesson about helping others. Lionel and the Golden Rule is the first book in the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series, perfect for young and even reluctant readers at home or in school.

Lionel’s back and his Magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun Foot is up to its old tricks. Lionel heads off to summer camp and has to room with the meanest, biggest bully there. Young Readers will love Lionel and the lesson he learns this time.

Lionel Turns the Other Cheek is the second book in the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series, great for getting kids to read at home and for families to read aloud.

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Book Information

Title: Lionel and the Golden Rule

Author: Paul R. Hewlett

ASIN: B006MYOY3W

Pub Date: Dec. 2011

Price ebook: .99

Category: Children’s Middle Grade

Pages: 32

Format: ebook

Distributor: Amazon

Publisher: Amazon

Title: Lionel Turns the Other Cheek

Author: Paul R. Hewlett ASIN: B007JR00FC

Pub Date: Mar. 2012

Price ebook: .99

Category: Children’s Middle Grade

Pages: 39

Format: ebook

Distributor: Amazon

Publisher: Amazon

Have you ever wanted something you couldn’t have? Lionel desperately wants a new sled and he will do almost anything to get it. This fun Christmas story follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and school or family story time. This holiday season, be careful what you wish for, you never know what might happen!

Title: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas

Author: Paul R. Hewlett

ASIN:B00A5SX0IQ

ISBN:9781480239685

Pub Date: Nov. 2012

Price ebook: .99

Price paperback: 5.49

Category: Children’s Middle Grade

Pages:41

Distributor: Amazon

Publisher: Amazon

Contact: Paul R. Hewlett

[email protected]

Cell (815)252-1173

Message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lionels-Grand-Adventure/351949984835429


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