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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Adventures on Trains

Award-winning author M.G. Leonard presents an action-packed illustrated chapter book series that will get kids hooked on mysteries! Harrison “Hal” Beck is an average 11-year-old with an artist’s eye for details, which helps him draw conclusions about the colorful characters (and suspects) in the big picture of an investigation.

“A fabulous fast-paced ride, packed with clues, illustrations and intrigue.” —Bookseller on The Highland Falcon Thief

  • Kidnap on the California Comet: Adventures on Trains #2
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    • Kidnap on the California Comet: Adventures on Trains #2

    • Adventures on Trains (Volume 2)
      M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman
      Feiwel & Friends

    • In this second book of the middle-grade Adventures on Trains series, amateur sleuth Hal Beck travels to the U.S. with his uncle to ride a famous train—the California Comet—and stumbles on a new mystery to solve.

      • Available in:

      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • The Highland Falcon Thief: Adventures on Trains #1
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    • The Highland Falcon Thief: Adventures on Trains #1

    • Adventures on Trains (Volume 1)
      M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman; illustrations by Elisa Paganelli
      Feiwel & Friends

    • In this middle-grade series starter, a young boy aboard the last journey of the royal train The Highland Falcon is swept up in an investigation to uncover the perpetrator of a jewel theft.

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook

M. G. Leonard

M. G. Leonard is the award winning, bestselling author of the Beetle Boy books, recently optioned for TV. She has a first-class honours degree in English literature and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London. She works as a freelance Digital Media Producer for clients such as the National Theatre, and Harry Potter West End, and previously worked as a Senior Digital Producer at the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe. She lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons, all of whom are crazy about trains.

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Elisa Paganelli

M. G. Leonard is the award-winning, bestselling author of the Beetle Boy books and co-author of The Adventures on Trains series. She works as a freelance Digital Media Producer for clients such as the National Theatre, and Harry Potter West End. She lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons, all of whom are crazy about trains.

Sam Sedgman is a novelist, playwright, award-winning digital producer, and co-author of the Adventures on Trains series. He works as a digital project manager for the National Theatre, where he also hosts and co-produces their podcast. He grew up with a railway line at the bottom of his garden and has been fascinated by trains ever since.

Sam Sedgman

Sam Sedgman is a playwright, an award winning digital producer, and coauthor of the Adventures on Trains series with M. G. Leonard. Sedgeman has a first class honors degree from the University of Warwick in English and Creative Writing, and holds a Master’s in Text and Performance from RADA and King’s College London. He works as a digital project manager for the National Theatre, where he also hosts and co-produces their podcast. He has previously worked as a freelance digital producer for arts and literature organizations across the country, and founded a company creating bespoke murder mystery treasure hunts for adventurous Londoners. His plays have been performed in three countries, and his work has been shortlisted for The Courtyard Theatre Award. He has written articles on culture, technology and free speech for The Guardian, Complex UK and The Space. He grew up with a railway line at the bottom of his garden and has been fascinated by trains ever since.

Jamie Isbell