Hey there, everyone. Paul here today to share with you the news that my book Lionel’s Christmas Adventure: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas is free today and tomorrow the 20th of November! This is the second book in the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series, and in this one Lionel finds himself desperate for a new sled while trying to avoid the bully Tad Winters. He decides to use his unpredictable and erratic magical charm to help. The only problem is he forgets to be careful what he wishes for, because you never know what might happen…
About the Book
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!
Praise for Lionel’s Christmas Adventure
“I bought this book for my grandson Christmas 2013. I read it before I gave it to him (does that make it a used book?). At first he didn’t seem interested and liked his toys better. But this weekend while he was snowed in, my daughter found him in his closet reading the book. She has no idea why he was hiding, in their house reading is important. She asked him if he liked the book and he said yes, Lionel was a lot like him. He wants to read more books about Lionel. It’s hard to find a good series of books that appeal to boys. Books that aren’t violent and don’t feature perfect boy heroes. I liked this book and the character of Lionel and I am so happy that my grandson loves it. We are now getting all the Lionel books.”
-Dayne Sislen – Amazon review
“I loved this book, I read it with my older son he is years of age. I thought not only did Lionel’s Christmas Adventure teach a wonderful lesson, but author Paul R. Hewlett pulled me right back into my childhood. Have we ever wanted something so bad for Christmas knowing we were not going to get it. Little Lionel is no different than any other kid. He learns what Christmas is about, Lionel’s Christmas Adventure is a classic, reminds me of Charlie Brown in fact it would be super cute as a cartoon for kids during the holidays. Must read!”
-Lovely Reader – Amazon review
“I liked this book partly because the main character, Lionel, is a bit of a grump and he’s a bit self-centered and at one point pushed kids out of the way to try to get where he needs to go. It isn’t that I want to condone that behavior. I don’t, and the book doesn’t reward that behavior either, but I also like that the story doesn’t demand perfection from children. The bigger thing though, and better, is that the book doesn’t just argue the “it is better to give than to receive” line like I expected. In fact the book demonstrates that sometimes giving can be a bit of a problem. Lionel catches a glimpse of how parents can end up feeling worry and stress because they can’t afford to buy the children what they’d like to give them. Giving can be a problem when you don’t have much. In the story it isn’t Lionel’s job to solve the economic problems of the parents but to learn to recognize that the gifts he might ask for aren’t the things that will make him happy. His expectations change and he realizes it is friendship – a completely non-monetary thing – that matters most. Lionel feels alone but he manages (eventually) to recognize that others are lonely too, and that he can help make them less lonely too. He learns that he can find joy in singing Christmas carols, reading Christmas stories and visiting those in the hospital. Even just being smiled at can make a person’s day, as the story shows through the subplot of Lionel’s crush on a classmate.”
-HousefulOfChaos – Amazon review
About the Author
Paul R. Hewlett is the author of the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series, beginning chapter books for children. He is also the co-author of the kidlit blog Sher A. Hart: Written Art. His debut book, Lionel and the Golden Rule, was released in December of 2011. He released his second book, Lionel’s Christmas Adventure, in November 2012. You can learn more about Paul and his books at his website: Paul R. Hewlett.
Well, that’s all for now! I hope you head on over to Amazon or my web site to download your free copy of Lionel’s Christmas Adventure. I’ve got the next book in the series in my editor’s hand (our very own Sher A. Hart Editing!), and I can’t wait to set a release date. If you’d like to be kept up on all the news feel free to subscribe to my (whenever I’ve got some news) newsletter here: Paul R. Hewlett Newsletter.