The Ronaldo Books
"Enjoyable story that had me laughing out loud several times. I may be
older than the intended audiences, but I'm sure the little ones in my life
will enjoy this creative take on the origins of flying reindeer, I know
I certainly did. I must still be a kid at heart. The illustrations are
well crafted and helped me visualise Ronaldo and the other
reindeer around him." - James Tinnie
The Vixen's Flying Workshop
He dreams of winning the North Pole sleigh race. But, his teammate is sure to wreck things!
Santa’s top reindeer, Vixen Pederson, is hosting a teamwork workshop—and Ronaldo has his flying goggles packed and ready to go!
In training for a sleigh race, the cadets must work together to win the ultimate prize—Jingle Bells! But Ronaldo’s dream turns into a nightmare when Cupid joins his side. She’s the worst flying cadet, ever! And his squabbling teammates are plotting to put her out of the race.
But Cupid isn’t who she appears to be. And when Ronaldo discovers she is the granddaughter of a world famous flying champion, he suspects she is guarding a secret. And the only way to lead his team to victory—is to find out what it is.
Ronaldo: Vixen's Flying Workshop is a fun-filled flying adventure with important life lessons for children on compassion, kindness, and teamwork. Infused with heart and laughter, the latest in the Ronaldo series is perfect for both the young and young at heart!
Buy Ronaldo: Vixen's Flying Workshop and race to the finish line today!
Released November 2019
Scandal at The Reindeer Flying Academy
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?
Released December 2021
He wants his friend to have the best birthday party ever, but when the superstar Magician cancels, disaster is on the cards!
Ronaldo loves magic and when his best friend announces Monty the Moose, the most spectacular magician in the world, is performing at his birthday party, he is beside himself with excitement.
First, he must save his pocket-money for the perfect present and deliver cakes for the local baker. Only tragedy strikes when bullies ambush Ronaldo in the woods and they leave him with a splattered cake and no savings. And to make matters worse, his pal’s favourite magician cancels his appearance!
But Ronaldo’s recent acts of kindness towards a stranger spark a series of unexpected events. And he discovers true magic doesn’t come in the form of a celebrity trickster... it comes from the heart.
Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza is a hilarious chapter book for children with life lessons on friendship, honesty and integrity. If you enjoy flying, carrot cake and comical illustrations, then you’ll love Ronaldo’s magical summer adventure.
Conjure up some magic and buy Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza today!
Released September 2017
The Phantom Carrot Snatcher
He wants to be the fastest reindeer ever. But a little lost wolf has thrown his plans into a tailspin!
Ronaldo has his heart set on breaking the Reindeer Flying Academy top-speed record. But his quest could be ruined when some meanie keeps stealing his carrots. Determined to catch the culprit, he’s surprised when he learns it’s a poor young wolf shivering in fear.
After the coldest night in two hundred years, Ronaldo takes pity on the lonely cub and puts together a superhero-style plan to reunite her with her pack. But he’ll definitely need to be the swiftest reindeer cadet if he’s to fly safely past the Forest of Doom!
Can Ronaldo pull off a miracle to save his new friend and still be first over the finish line?
Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher is the second entry in the delightful Ronaldo's Flying Adventures children’s chapter book series, suitable for ages 7-10. If you or your child like brave heroes, witty animal friends, and spooky forests, then you’ll love Maxine Sylvester’s action-packed escapade.
Buy Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher to race to the rescue today!
Released November 2016 Paperback released Jan 2019
The Reindeer Flying Academy
In the first adventure in the Ronaldo series, our flying hero, his loyal best friend, Rudi, and the other second year cadets face their toughest ever flying test – The Endurance Challenge.
Freezing conditions make the task nearly impossible, but Ronaldo remembers his grandad's inspiring words:
“Imagine, see it, feel it, believe it. You can do anything if you truly believe in yourself.”
Will grandad’s advice motivate Ronaldo to win the challenge?
Can he smash his hero, Vixen Pederson's record, and receive the ‘Golden Wings’ medal, an honour only bestowed on a handful of flying reindeer?
Mean brothers Dasher, Comet, and Prancer, try to make life difficult for Ronaldo. But don’t despair, there are plenty of laughs along the way. Discover what happens when Ronaldo defies his mum and uses too many exploding bath bombs, and roar with laughter when he ends up covered in carrot cake.
One final surprise almost blows Ronaldo’s mind, but we are not giving anything away. You’ll have to find out for yourself!
Released December 2015