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Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
« Reply #100 on: January 17, 2017, 11:07:58 am »
Leon Chameleon, super sleuth Private Investigator, teams up with bumptious Police Sergeant Loerie (a bird in charge of the flying squad) and bumbling Constable Mole (in charge of underground operations) to combine their natural animal abilities and knowledge of nature to solve the case of the missing canary eggs.

A humorous, animal detective story for 7-12 year-olds that is both fun and educational (without the children realising).

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #101 on: January 24, 2017, 06:54:05 am »
    Leon Chameleon, super sleuth Private Investigator, teams up with bumptious Police Sergeant Loerie (a bird in charge of the flying squad) and bumbling Constable Mole (in charge of underground operations) to combine their natural animal abilities and knowledge of nature to solve the case of the missing canary eggs.

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #102 on: February 03, 2017, 11:22:31 pm »
    It's good to have some paperback sales of Leon  :).

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #103 on: February 11, 2017, 02:13:11 am »
    Soon to be translated into Chinese.

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #104 on: February 18, 2017, 09:28:46 am »
    Chinese translation has begun.

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #105 on: March 03, 2017, 11:07:28 am »
    Leon Chameleon, super sleuth Private Investigator, teams up with bumptious Police Sergeant Loerie (a bird in charge of the flying squad) and bumbling Constable Mole (in charge of underground operations) to combine their natural animal abilities and knowledge of nature to solve the case of the missing canary eggs.

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #106 on: March 17, 2017, 03:57:36 am »
    Chinese translation is almost completed.


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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #107 on: April 05, 2017, 11:33:18 am »
    Chinese translation and editing now completed



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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #108 on: April 24, 2017, 12:06:23 pm »
    Awaiting the next stage of the translation.

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #109 on: May 04, 2017, 12:21:41 pm »
    Should soon be on sale in Chinese.


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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #110 on: May 13, 2017, 11:44:25 am »
    Leon Chameleon, super sleuth Private Investigator, teams up with bumptious Police Sergeant Loerie (a bird in charge of the flying squad) and bumbling Constable Mole (in charge of underground operations) to combine their natural animal abilities and knowledge of nature to solve the case of the missing canary eggs.

    A humorous, animal detective story for 7-12 year-olds that is both fun and educational (without the children realising).


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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #111 on: June 05, 2017, 12:30:47 pm »
    Leon Chameleon, super sleuth Private Investigator, teams up with bumptious Police Sergeant Loerie (a bird in charge of the flying squad) and bumbling Constable Mole (in charge of underground operations) to combine their natural animal abilities and knowledge of nature to solve the case of the missing canary eggs.

    A humorous, animal detective story for 7-12 year-olds that is both fun and educational (without the children realising).

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #112 on: June 13, 2017, 12:03:04 pm »
    Soon to be available in Chinese

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #113 on: June 25, 2017, 02:59:49 am »
    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.

    Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire's illustrations capture the story's humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.


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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #114 on: July 03, 2017, 11:52:48 am »
    Leon Chameleon, super sleuth Private Investigator, teams up with bumptious Police Sergeant Loerie (a bird in charge of the flying squad) and bumbling Constable Mole (in charge of underground operations) to combine their natural animal abilities and knowledge of nature to solve the case of the missing canary eggs.

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #115 on: July 24, 2017, 12:38:23 pm »
    The Chinese version should be available soon.

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #116 on: August 05, 2017, 11:25:54 am »


    Buy a print copy and get a FREE ebook on Amazon.com.

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #117 on: August 19, 2017, 11:44:54 am »
    Don't forget that if you buy a print version you get the ebook FREE on Amazon.com




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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #118 on: August 27, 2017, 12:14:31 pm »
    Constable Mole busy at work.


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    Re: FREE 13-17 Sept Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
    « Reply #119 on: September 13, 2017, 11:29:44 am »
    FREE 13-17th September. The first book in the Leon Chameleon PI series.



    A humorous, animal detective story for 7 12 year-olds, and great fun for parents to read to younger children.

    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.

    Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire's illustrations capture the story's humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.

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    Leon is now available in CHINESE on Amazon.cn  It will also be available on other websites in China - eventually.

    https://www.amazon.cn/dp/B075WP9RTM



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    A humorous, animal detective story for 7 - 12 year-olds, and great fun for parents to read to younger children.

    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.

    Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire's illustrations capture the story's humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.



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    Buy the print version and get the ebook FREE on Amazon.com

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    Re: KU Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs (7- 12 yrs)
    « Reply #124 on: November 18, 2017, 11:27:31 am »
    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.


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