Ronaldo: Scandal at the Reindeer Flying Academy by Maxine Sylvester #BookReview #IndieAuthor #Ronaldo’sFlyingAdventures5 #

When his Wing Commander is fired, Ronaldo discovers foul play. Can he find proof and prevent a sinister reindeer from taking over the top spot?

Ronaldo is keen to impress the new cadet in class with his super-fast runway speed, but a tumble leaves him humiliated. When an officer questions him about the incident, he lies.
The lie has disastrous consequences for the officer and when she is relieved of her duties, Ronaldo feels responsible.
Heartbroken and wanting to put things right, Ronaldo uncovers a dastardly plan to overthrow the officer. But he needs evidence and time is running out.

Who will believe a young flying cadet who tells lies?

Ronaldo’s Flying Adventures series

  1. Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy
  2. Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher
  3. Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza
  4. Ronaldo: Vixen’s Flying Workshop
  5. Ronaldo: Scandal at the Reindeer Flying Academy

Tremendously Entertaining!

Another superb addition to this terrific series!

Ronaldo – Ronnie to his friends – is loving life at The Reindeer Flying Academy and is very fond on his teacher. When a new doe comes to the school, Ronaldo has a bit of a soft spot for her and in his eagerness to gain her friendship, gets himself into a situation where he lies and, as a result, his Wing Commander is fired. Flooded with guilt, Ronaldo knows he has to right the situation, but how is he going to get believed when he has already lied?

This is a wonderful series! The stories are entertaining for both children and adults alike; there is fun and laughter and always with a good message along the way. I never fail to be thrilled and delighted at the illustrations, also from the hand of Maxine Sylvester – such talent! With Ronaldo growing up, he is beginning to take notice of the females and this tale shows that and so much more. I love everything about these stories. In today’s world, they are ideal to read both to, and with, children. There is no gender bias (I love to hear of Ronaldo’s father’s baking) and, as an adult, I am always thoroughly entertained. As my youngest grandson grows up, this is one series I shall certainly be buying for him. Easily earning all five sparkling stars and my very highest recommendation!

My thanks to the author for my copy of her novel; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: children’s fiction

Author Details

I was born in Hounslow, Middlesex in the south of England. As a child, I loved drawing and took private art classes with a wonderful teacher called, Pearl Lee. She had an abundance of Disney magazines, and I would paint the characters on wood, card, canvas or anything else I was allowed to use, including walls.

When I was nine, my mum took me on holiday to Majorca. I clearly remember being fascinated by how other people lived outside of England. Travelling became my new obsession.

After Sixth Form College, I intended to go to art school, but my travel bug got the better of me and chose to work as a holiday representative in Greece instead. This was followed by seven years working on cruise ships, two years in Israel and Palestine, and six years in Russia and Armenia. Although I lapped up the different cultures, I found my work over the years very unfulfilling. I decided to dig out my Caran d’Arche pencils, and do something about it!

I enrolled in The College of Cartoon Art and was mentored by the renowned caricaturist, Steve Chadburn. I created a character called Ronaldo and decided to write a short story about him. Before I knew it, my head was spinning with ideas and the first book, The Reindeer Flying Academy, went from a small picture book into a fully blown chapter book … but more importantly, I loved every minute of the writing and illustrating process.

Nowadays, I live in Bali, Indonesia, with my amazing partner, Mark, (Bristol born and bred).

I am still a self-confessed Disney geek and get excited as a five-year-old whenever a new Disney animated film comes out. I love the Disney theme parks and have visited Orlando, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo – California and Shanghai are next on my bucket list.

I have an unhealthy fondness for pizza and chocolate but a healthy love of Pilates – I like to think they balance each other out.

And finally, I am a lifelong Arsenal supporter … although sometimes I wish I wasn’t!


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