Destination North Pole! Santa’s top reindeer, Vixen Pederson, is hosting a teamwork workshop—and Ronaldo has his flying goggles packed and ready to go!
In training for a sleigh race, the cadets must work together to win the ultimate prize—Jingle Bells! But Ronaldo’s dream turns into a nightmare when Cupid joins his side. She’s the worst flying cadet, ever! And his squabbling teammates are plotting to put her out of the race. But Cupid isn’t who she appears to be. And when Ronaldo discovers she is the granddaughter of a world-famous flying champion, he suspects she is guarding a secret. And the only way to lead his team to victory—is to find out what it is.

Author Bio:


Maxine Sylvester was born in London, England. She grew up with a passion for Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear. She also loved anything Disney and enjoyed drawing the characters. Maxine’s love of ‘fun’ art grew and she had the privilege of being mentored by cartoonist and caricaturist, Steve Chadburn. She completed further studies in children’s book illustration with talented artist and illustrator, Jan Nesbitt.

RA Winter’s Review: 4.5-Stars

Ronaldo is nervous. He’s the top solo cadet at the Reindeer Flying Academy but today he’s on his way to the North Pole to learn group flying from Santa’s team!

A huge weight is on Ronaldo’s shoulders. He needs to impress if he’s going to make Santa’s team one day and win the Jingle Bell prize. Only one obstacle stands in his way. Cupid. The worst flyer in the Academy.

And now they are paired together! Ugh!

Ronaldo is a story about friendships, being different, and helping others.

It’s adorable. The illustrations are well done and give life to the story. I can see my grandkids sitting on my lap as I read it to them at Christmas while sipping hot chocolate. There’s lots of humor, and if you add in your own sound effects, you’ll have the little ones in stitches.

I give this a 4.5, I can’t wait to read this one to the grandkids.

9-year-old Madi’s Review: 5-Stars

I like the cover. The colors are really good, and I like the elf’s pink hair.

This book is a darn good book. My favorite part, the funniest part was whenever Cupid crashed into Rudi. I laughed out loud at that. Then Ronaldo came into the room, and he saw that Rudi’s antler had been chipped. I bet the lavender oil smelled awful.

I felt sorry for cupid a little bit when she crashed into Rudi and couldn’t get into her room.

It was funny when Ronaldo’s dad spilled cocoa all over his room in the beginning. I always love the drawing in the Ronaldo series. They are great. They have a lot of detail.

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    Sherry Terry’s Review: 5-Stars
    I always enjoy a book from the Ronaldo Flying Reindeer Series by Maxine Sylvester. The covers are so vivid and brilliant with strong colors. I love the winter scenes, and Maxine has a very good way of enticing you to open the book and read just with her covers.

    All of the scenes are full of action and cute details like carrot pancakes for breakfast. The drawings, even in black and white are splendidly done. So cute and just the right details to go with the story theme.

    Vixen Pederson’s Workshop is another perfect story in this series. This book is a great gift idea for children up to 11-years-old in my opinion. It’s a wonderful story to read to small children at Christmas time or any other time of the year.

    Maxine’s books come with lessons on friendship, diversity, acceptance, and forgiveness. A huge hit with me and my grandkids.

  • Thank you so much for your 5 star review, I loved the fact that Madi said “I like the elf’s pink hair.” I thought long and hard about that, now I am glad I did.

  • D. Andersen

    I’ve read two of the books in the Ronaldo series and they do not disappoint! These are charming tales that will delight children of all ages 1 to 100! What a fun story to make as a new holiday tradition for the whole family to enjoy!

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