The Story

The Voyage of Captain Reginald P. Lizard And His Amazing Crew

Our five friends find a treasure map! They embark on a voyage by sea to find the sunken lighthouse at the end of the world. Is the rumor true? Can they can literally speak to the wind on the longest day of the year?

Join Reginald P. Lizard, Lady Horse, Ellington Owl, Thelonious Melon, and Bootsy Bat as they face perilous danger, meet interesting new friends, and get an unexpected surprise.

With light situations, humor, and a few morals sprinkled in for good measure, these stories will entertain both children and adults.

Great for reading aloud—and be sure to use separate voices!

In a world with a talking melon, anything is possible.

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Author's Notes

This second book (BOOK 2) of the series is not only longer that the introductory book, Ellington Owl's Awesome Birthday, but boasts a much longer title, too.

While BOOK 1 introduced the characters, this book fleshes them out more fully and places them into a stronger plot. BOOK 2, stands totally separate from BOOK 1—there is no need to read the books in order.

The book begins with our five friends meeting to pick up garbage because a planned cleanup can be fun as well as give back to the community. Matching T-shirts were a must. The wind, of course, is playful again—but this time she helps our friends find a treasure map.

It made sense for a voyage by sea on a sailboat, and when I asked Reginald P. Lizard if he would be the captain he replied, "Just so." R.P.L. may say little, but he is confident, sharp, trustworthy, and dependable. We will see the S.S. Eager Horse again in BOOK 4 during the first several chapters.

I named some characters after famous jazz musicians again, although I have found this to become increasingly difficult—not because there aren't a lot of famous musicians/singers, but because their names don't always lend themselves to fun character-names in books. Still, I found a few. Maynard Mackerel is named after Maynard Ferguson, and his wife, Lena Mackerel was named after Lena Horn. Finally, Ella Elephant was named after Ella Fitzgerald. By BOOK 4 I gave up on naming characters after musicians.

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BOOK 2: The Voyage of Captain Reginald P. Lizard And His Amazing Crew

BOOK 3: Reginald P. Lizard - A Day At The Beach

BOOK 4: Reginald P. Lizard and The Case of the Missing Gemstone

BOOK 5: Wind Stories - You know how the wind can get

The World of R.P.L.!Reginald P. Lizard (R.P.L.)

A Book Series of Fun, Friendship, and Adventure!

Welcome to a world where improbable things are possible, the wind plays an active role (you know how the wind can get), and you might just learn a thing or two.

This book series was written at a middle school level; however, they are fun for adults, too. These kid-safe adventure fantasies host unusual friends, odd circumstances, and a great deal of humor.

The lead character is none other than Reginald P. Lizard, an intelligent lizard of few words. His best friend is the regal, proper, elegant "Lady Horse" with a positive demeanor. Ellington Owl is a lovable, cuddly, yet uncoordinated owl, who flies just fine, but doesn't land so well. Finally, Bootsy Bat and Thelonious Melon (Yes, a melon!) are an inseparable pair who crack jokes and play games on each other.

These five charming friends get into light, non-threatening, and fun adventures, and they meet the most interesting creatures. You will be entertained by songs, jokes, games, puzzles, manners, and interesting facts, too! The world of Reginald P. Lizard (and his friends) is waiting for you. Yes, yes, yes, YES!

As one reviewer writes of the fourth book:

"This book defies categories and nearly eludes description—clever, witty, and tongue-in-cheek, but at the same time gentle, sincere, and reassuring. Like so many of the best stories, different layers will appeal to multiple ages; you will find yourself giggling and pondering in equal measure. Also, there is an awful lot of coffee, an enviable coat of infinite cookies, a bathysphere, and poetry. What's not to love?"

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Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7 & Adults!
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 8 
ATOS Book Level: 5.2

The Core Characters

The World of Reginald P. Lizard has five main characters who are the best of friends. Many other characters are introduced throughout the books, some of whom appear in multiple books.

Click any character's name for a full "Character Sketch."

Image Character Favorite Drink Favorite Saying About
Reginald P. Lizard Coffee Just so. A lizard of few words. Loves to eat flies!
Lady Horse Coffee Yes, yes, yes, YES! A positive, proper, regal, and ladylike horse. She often wears a tiara.
Ellington Owl Coffee Hoo! Round, soft, and huggable. Although he flies, he doesn't land well.
Thelonious Melon Coffee Oh dear, oh dear . . . An anxious melon who talks, rolls around, and cracks jokes. He's sometimes a rascal.
Bootsy Bat Coffee Muffin Crunch! A brown bat who likes to get to the bottom of things.

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