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Lionel and the Golden Rule (Lionel's Grand Adventure Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Paul R. Hewlett , Sher A. Hart Editing , Pat Sauber , LLPix Photography Cover Design
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Praise for Lionel’s Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule:

“I really enjoyed this book...I totally think Lionel’s Grand Adventure is a perfect book for reluctant readers or young advanced readers.”
-“This Kid” Erik
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“This is a great children’s story... It is a wonderful book that teaches children as well as adults a lesson we all should live by.”
-Jeannie Walker
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Lionel is sick of his brother picking on him and of his mother yelling at him. One day, while cleaning the closet his mother has been after him about, he discovers not only boxes and old clothes, but a lucky charm with more magic than he bargained for. After an unusual encounter with his brother, Lionel knows things are about to change for the better.

Together, Lionel and his lucky charm are able to stand up to his big brother as well as make Carrie—the cutest girl in his class—notice him. While learning the quirks of his magical charm, Lionel ends up at a casino in Las Vegas, escapes an evil dog, becoming a hero to the other kids, and finds himself playing in the Great Series with his favorite professional baseball team. Will Lionel master the trickster, over-the-top magic, or will it mess things up beyond repair?

More Praise For Lionel’s Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule:

“It’s a charming story that is bound to capture little hearts! (& some not so little ones-like me!)... Best of all, it also teaches a lesson in guise of a story!”
-Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay
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“Children will laugh at the comical adventure Lionel undertakes... Lionel discovers the Golden Rule of treating others how you want to be treated. A valuable lesson that is often forgotten.”
-Stacie Theis

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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 second book in the series. His debut book Lionel’s Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule (e book version) was released in December of 2011. In addition to writing the Lionel’s Grand Adventure books, Paul co-authors a children’s/middle grade/young adult blog called Sher A. Hart: Written Art. Paul is a US Air Force vet who is married and has a "senior" dog named Joe that he and his wife adopted from the local rescue facility.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3682 KB
  • Print Length: 83 pages
  • Publisher: Shoe Shine Publishing Inc.; 4th edition (12 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006MYOY3W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #350,649 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Paul R. Hewlett writes books for children. His first book is Lionel's Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule. It is an early chapter book for ages 7-10. It is the first book in the Lionel's Grand Adventure series. Paul is a US Air Force vet who is married and has a "senior" dog named Joe that he and his wife adopted from the local rescue facility. His aim is to increase and foster children's interest in reading by combining entertainment and values.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Original, Magical and Very Readable Adventure 11 Dec. 2012
By amelia
Format:Kindle Edition
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review

Lionel's Grand Adventure (Lionel and the Golden Rule) is a story about a short, chubby, ill-coordinated twelve year old boy who is often the butt of other's jokes. Badly treated by his own brother and suffering a mother who constantly yells at him and criticises him, Lionel often looks for peace. Seeking refuge in his new bedroom one day (he and his family have just relocated from the Massachusetts to a small town in Missouri) he discovers what he thinks is a larger than average rabbit's foot in the closet. He soon finds out the foot has magical powers. He also soon finds out, from the local candy store owner, an old eccentric few take seriously, all about the legend of the Three-toed Pot- bellied Walbauns, and realises it is not a rabbit's foot he possesses at all, but a foot of one of the very same creatures. But will Lionel put this to good use!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and particularly liked the magic weaved by the Three-toed Pot-bellied Walbauns, which never quite worked the way it should, but always seemed to achieve the right results. This book is extremely well-written and very readable and held my attention throughout. With its well-constructed text and its light touch, it has all the right ingredients for the intended reader; originality, humour, a touch of magic, a likeable hero, and, above all, a sound lesson in how to treat others. `Do unto others as you would have them do unto you' - The Golden Rule.
I think parents could read this aloud to younger children whilst enjoying it themselves, and those old enough to read will have no problem. Either way, it is an excellent book.
I highly recommend Lionel's Grand Adventure (Lionel and the Golden Rule) for children aged 5 to adult. I will certainly be reading more of Paul Hewlett's books myself, in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun 26 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A fun-filled adventure rummaging through the mind of a child - delightful. I'm sure children will love it. A great cover too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable - a breath of fresh air 27 July 2014
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Lionel is picked on incessantly by his mother and brother, making his life a misery, but he finds a lucky Three-Toed Pot-Bellied Wampaum's foot to create some magic to help him out. The trouble is, the magic never quite goes as he'd expected it.

This is the first in a thoroughly enjoyable series by Paul R Hewlett, and I managed to read them in the order 3,2,1. Unlike other series, it doesn't really matter, since Lionel's adventures with the foot causing mayhem in his life are unique each time.

It's a quick read for an adult, and I expect young people graduating to chapter books may struggle a little from time to time but will really enjoy the adventures too. Lionel is wholesome and lovable, his friends and adversaries are delightfully normal, and the whole series is a breath of fresh air.

I'll just add a baseball alert for those allergic to it.
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