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(Book Review) Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy, by Maxine Sylvester

I find children’s fiction to be a genre that I turn to when in need of comfort reads. It brings that sense of innocence, the joy of childhood back. One of my best friends read this book recently and I found it on Kindle Unlimited when I checked. I borrowed it immediately and started reading.

This is the story of Ronaldo, who is a two-snowflake cadet at The Reindeer Flying Academy. He is one of the top cadets there, and dreams of getting his flying license soon. He reads a magazine about the top flying reindeers, and his hero is Vixen, who is one of those reindeers. At the Academy, having already excelled at take-off and landing training, the cadets take on The Endurance Challenge. Ronaldo knows that Vixen holds the current record for the challenge. Can he take that challenge on?

The language is simple and very easy to follow, something that a children’s fiction needs. It’s a book I feel children will love, and love reading out loud too. The story is a fun read, but also has some lessons that children can absorb, like standing up to bullies or believing in their goals. The illustrations that accompany the story are wonderful too, and bring a smile instantly. In particular, I loved the first illustration where Ronaldo is reading The Weekly Flyer. The character names are nice too, and remind of old stories we’d have read in childhood.

Childhood is when the imagination is at its best, perhaps. And stories like this only help to develop it further. It was a treat to read, and I hope the next book in the series is just as fun too. I wait eagerly to read that.

A Score Of 10 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy Series: Ronaldo #1
Author(s): Maxine Sylvester Genre: Children’s Fiction
ISBN/ASIN: B019H2M2TI Publisher: N/a

No payment was taken for this review. The views expressed here are mine, and they remain uninfluenced and unbiased.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
26th August 2017)



Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

6 thoughts on “(Book Review) Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy, by Maxine Sylvester

  1. Hi Vinay

    Thank you for this, it is much appreciated and I am delighted that you could read it over and over again.

    If either of you would like to read the second in the series, please let me know (it is free on KU)

    Thanks again & kind regards

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