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Children’s Series The Strange Adventures of Gilbert and Jade Carries on with Second Installment

The Bully and the Leprechaun teaches children how to confront bullies.

The Bully and The Leprechaun by Richard Ward
The Bully and The Leprechaun by Richard Ward

And if you’re an adult, it might just make you believe in magic again.”

Author Richard J. Ward’s The Strange Adventures of Gilbert and Jade continues with the second book in the series, The Bully and the Leprechaun. The series is about best friends Gilbert and Jade who live in a small village close to the seaside, surrounded by rolling green hills. Jade lives on a farm with her parents, while Gilbert, the mayor’s son, spends most of his time experimenting in his home’s basement.

In this book, the pair have a heated argument over the existence of fairies. After meeting a strange but lovable little man, Jade is cast into the dark magical place where she confronts a particularly nasty bully. How she confronts this bully and how she gets back to Gilbert to tell her story will surely capture the hearts of readers.

Reviewer Rebecca Ross thinks that Richard Ward does a wonderful job of pulling young readers in with his easy, flowing style and touches of whimsy and humor, “The theme of bullying is a common one in children’s literature and also, unfortunately, a necessary one. It is nice to see a young female character defeat her bully without fighting, while at the same time staying true to her own mission which, in this case, is proving the existence of magic to her cynical friend Gilbert.”

She continues, “The Bully and the Leprechaun” is a charming story that will capture young readers with fun characters and exciting adventures. And if you’re an adult, it might just make you believe in magic again.”

The Strange Adventures of Gilbert and Jade: The Bully and the Leprechaun
By: Richard J. Ward
Paperback | 96 pages | ISBN 978-1942296225
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About the Author
Richard Ward was born in a small Yorkshire town where he spent his first 40 years. Finding inspiration from rides out in the country, he wrote far flung stories and painted pictures. He bought a house in Bulgaria, grew fruit and vegetables in the garden, and thrived in a gorgeous landscape and on the warmth and friendliness of the local people. He now lives in Colorado where the mountains still fill him with awe, and the almost constant sunshine continues to lift his spirit. For more information about the author and his books, please visit  for details. 

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