Adventures on Trains 3 Books Collection By M. G. Leonard - Age 9-14 - Paperback

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Introducing the Adventures on Trains 3 Books Collection by M. G. Leonard, a riveting, breathtaking compilation of thrilling escapades and captivating mysteries that your child will absolutely adore. 

Titles in This Set:

  1. The Highland Falcon Thief
  2. Kidnap on the California Comet
  3. Murder on the Safari Star

The Adventures on Trains Collection is a spellbinding journey in literature that features three stunning volumes: The Highland Falcon Thief, Kidnap on the California Comet, and Murder on the Safari Star. Authored by M. G. Leonard, an internationally acclaimed children's author known for her whimsical storytelling, this collection promises a diverse range of experiences that inspire the imagination while subtly instilling essential moral lessons.

The Highland Falcon Thief is the inaugural title in this collection, embarking readers on a thrilling adventure with Harrison Beck as he finds himself caught in the midst of a jewel thief's machinations during his journey on the royal train. This immersive narrative brilliantly incorporates intrigue and suspense, piquing readers' curiosity as they join Harrison's quest to unmask the thief.

Next, we journey to America with Kidnap on the California Comet. In this exciting sequel, Harrison and his Uncle Nat unravel another mystery, this time involving a millionaire's daughter's abduction aboard the California Comet. With Leonard's signature combination of deft plot development and intricate storytelling, the suspense continues to escalate, leaving readers eagerly turning the pages for more.

Lastly, Murder on the Safari Star takes us on a wild ride across South Africa. Once again, Harrison and Uncle Nat must employ their sleuthing skills to solve a chilling murder aboard the luxurious Safari Star. This grand adventure exposes readers to thrilling new landscapes and adds an extra layer of excitement with its exotic setting.

The Adventures on Trains 3 Books Collection does more than just spin an entertaining yarn; it educates as it entertains. Leonard has a knack for seamlessly weaving in elements of history, geography, and culture into her stories, fostering an environment where learning is naturally integrated into the fun. Kids will subtly pick up information about various places, landmarks, and different cultures, effectively broadening their horizons as they enjoy the thrill of each adventure.

One of the series' defining attributes is its vibrant characterisation. From the brave, smart, and relatable Harrison to the experienced, clever Uncle Nat, readers are introduced to characters that they can identify with and admire. These characters grow and evolve through the series, presenting a valuable opportunity for children to learn about courage, resilience, and the importance of critical thinking.

The books are meticulously crafted with high-quality, durable materials to withstand the inevitable wear and tear that comes with eager hands and voracious readers. Additionally, the set comes in a beautifully designed box, making it an ideal gift for young avid readers.

The Adventures on Trains 3 Books Collection by M. G. Leonard represents a unique fusion of entertainment and education. These aren't just books; they're tickets to a world of exploration, mystery, and excitement that will kindle your child's love for reading and ignite their imagination. So, buckle up and prepare for an unforgettable journey with this unparalleled collection. Discover the joys of reading and the thrills of adventure one page at a time.

About the Author:

M.G. Leonard is an award-winning, British writer of children's books, best known for her best-selling Beetle Boy series. Before turning to a writing career, Leonard worked in the music, theatre, and film industries.

Leonard was born in Brighton and grew up in a family that didn't have many books. This lack, however, didn't stifle her creativity. Her love for storytelling was evident even in her early years. She was inspired by various art forms, including drama and music, which she explored extensively during her early career.

After studying English and acting, Leonard worked as a digital media producer for the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe, in addition to working as a freelance producer of music videos and short films.

Leonard's work is known for combining mystery, adventure, and humour with a deep underlying passion for the natural world, especially insects. Her Adventures on Trains series, written in collaboration with Sam Sedgman, continues this trend, providing thrilling mystery adventures set on majestic trains around the world.

Through her books, Leonard hopes to change children's perceptions of insects and inspire them to be curious about the natural world. With an unmistakable charm in her writing style, Leonard continues to captivate young readers, sparking their imaginations while subtly instilling in them a respect and love for nature.

Description from the Publisher:

The Highland Falcon Thief
Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are enjoying the final journey of the Highland Falcon, Britain's most famous steam train. But when a precious jewel goes missing, Harrison and his new friend Lenny find themselves at the centre of the investigation. Can they solve the mystery and catch the culprit before they reach the end of the line?

Kidnap on the California Comet
After the excitement of his adventures aboard the Highland Falcon Thief, Harrison Beck can't wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey. So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, Hal finds himself with another mystery to solve. Can he uncover the kidnapper before the journey ends?

Murder on the Safari Star
Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are on the journey of a lifetime aboard the Safari Star a luxurious steam train that will take them from Pretoria to the stunning Victoria Falls. Close encounters with the amazing animals and landscape of Southern Africa are adventure enough, but things get mysterious when a passenger is found dead inside a locked compartment. Is it just a terrible accident or is something more suspicious afoot? It's up to train Detective Hal and his new friend Winston to find out.