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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. 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 Cast

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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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The World of Reginald P. Lizard on Social Media

Visit Reginald P. Lizard, Lady Horse, Ellington Owl, Thelonious Melon, and Bootsy Bat on Facebook!

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Frequently Asked QuestionsF.A.Q.

Question: Are your books available in hard cover also?

Answer: At this time, the Reginald P. Lizard books are available only as ebooks. They're available in a variety of formats for e-readers and various Apps.


Question: Will the books be illustrated?

Answer: Finding an illustrator who captures the essence of Lady Horse and the boys has been tricky. I'm still open to the possibility.


Question: Is there a site I can go to see each (and all) book(s) and possibly purchase some if I want?

Answer: Purchases are currently done through Smashwords.com. A "buy now" button exists on each book's web page (on this site).


Question: Should I read the books in order?

Answer: Each book stands on its own; however, some characters and themes recur within the series, so there is some benefit to reading the books in order.


Question: When is the next book coming out?

Answer: RPL books traditionally come out at the beginning of October of the year they are published; however, there is no guarantee a book will come out each year.


Question: What is "In RPL Land?"

Answer: In my daily missives to my sister, I added short, fun snippets of what's going on with our five friends. The inspiration probably was borrowed from Garisson Keilor's Lake Woebegone Days, which I enjoyed years ago. Anyway, some of these snippets make it into the books, usually in a dream sequence. The cover design for BOOK 4 came from an "In RPL Land."





















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