I give Lionel's Grand Adventure a 5 Star Review (or in moose-lingo that would be 2 Antlers Up!)
In Lionel's Grand Adventure: Lionel Turns the Other Cheek, Paul Hewlett writes another entertaining story that teaches an important lesson. I find the character of Lionel very endearing because he is not a perfect kid. Actually, he is a bit awkward, and though he wishes he were better at certain things, he's okay with himself. It's nice when a character reflects an "everyday kid" that most readers can relate too.
In this adventure, Lionel finally gets his wish to go to summer camp! He is thrilled to be away from his mom and brother. He is thrilled to get to camp. He is not so thrilled when he finds out Tad, a fellow classmate and tormentor, is one of his roommates. While at camp, Tad is up to his old tricks. Lionel almost falls prey to this bad behavior, but catches himself just in time. Lionel learns that by turning the other cheek he is the real winner!
author Lisa Tortorello