The Story

Wind Stories - You know how the wind can get

A collection of humorous fantasy stories with “the wind” as a central character.

» Hear the story of how the wind helped a bird who could separate milk from water.

» Learn why there are storms in winter!

» Watch the formation of a Jazz band with a special guest performer—the wind, herself!

All this and more . . . .

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 for each character!

Keep in mind:
In a world with a talking melon, anything is possible.

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The Dual-Cake Theory

A five-minute dramatic reading of a scene in this book.

The Script

(A Quiet Moo Production #QuietMoo)

Author's Notes

The first two stories in this collection were originally published in BOOK 4: Reginald P. Lizard and the Case of the Missing Gemstone. After feedback and a subsequent careful reading on my part, I decided to move them into this separate collection of tales. While they were amusing stories in their own right, they only fit tangentially into BOOK 4. Moving these two stories to a separate book opened an opportunity to flesh out the “wind” as a character.

This book also gave me the opportunity to write a tale about a jazz band, which I had been meaning to do for some time. Why Jazz? Well, many character names from the World of Reginald P. Lizard are derived from famous Jazz musicians. This convention stopped when I ran out of unique, recognizable names. The story, “The Wind Sessions” includes a medley of new characters as well as a few friends from the World of Reginald P. Lizard.

The central character of each story in this book is “the wind,” which just seemed fair since she has been in every book thus far but hadn’t received the full attention she deserved. She just loves to be included!

Thelonious Melon gets quite a bit of page-time in this book. So does Krishnamurtle Turtle, who was introduced in BOOK 4. Both my sister and I love the Turtle.

The careful reader may note that I shortened character names throughout the book. So, in the past, where I wrote out Reginald P. Lizard each time, he will sometimes be simply “Reginald.” There are still some cases where this will not occur, e.g. Lady Horse will never be just “Lady” or “Horse.” Why? There was significant feedback against full names. I thought this made the characters endearing and charming, but perhaps I was mistaken.

A quick note on The Purloined Letter:

The final story of this book is a re-telling of BOOK 1 from the perspective of Willa Wind. There is more information on this in the footnotes; but I wish to point out that you can get BOOK 1: Ellington Owl's Awesome Birthday, for free—just in case you wish to read it alongside, beforehand, or afterwards.

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BOOK 1: Ellington Owl's Awesome Birthday (Free!)

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?"

Join our five friends on their first adventure!

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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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