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The Magic Purple Bean: A Mythical Farm Animal Mystery for Kids (Book One in The Adventures of Chester Barnyard Series for Children of All Ages 1) [Kindle Edition]

Maxine Fortune
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Book Description

In this exhilarating and rollicking farmyard adventure mystery, a mythical creature named Chester, is hatched from a chicken egg, and while all animals in the barnyard work closely together to help to keep his existence a secret, he develops more unlikely friendships outside of the barnyard that help him along his epic journey to discovering his true heritage.

The Adventures of Chester Series is written for children, from the perspective of the birds and animals that live on a farm. This Series is suitable for all ages as it teaches sharing, support and caring amongst a community of different barnyard species that all get along well together, even if some of them have never been seen before.

Some of the interesting characters you will meet, while you try to guess Chester's origin will include Mr. Billy, a crotchety old goat, Bernard, a bellowing Bull, Dorian, a wise-cracking Donkey, Daisy, the slow moving Cow, a family of fast running Potbelly Pigs and Dingo, the farmer's goofy, loveable Dog.

As you travel along with Chester on his many adventures, you will also meet Rotten Ralph, the wily barnyard Cat, plus gossiping Geese, a family of singing Frogs, Chickens and Roosters, a wise Owl, and more, and of course, Chester himself, who turns out to be a most unusual and magical addition to the barnyard.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1730 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Must Have Publishing (November 17, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0069IF1BA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,476,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! January 14, 2012
By Jessica
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I spent a cozy Saturday morning reading the first three Chester books, and thought they were delightful! The characters are loveable, and I couldn't wait to find out what Chester would become! These books are sure to be a hit with kids!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little story for anyone that loves animals! December 12, 2011
By Sandra
Format:Kindle Edition
Just read the first book. It was great. It is very clever. The animals each have such interesting personalities and characteristics. I can hardly wait to read the next one and see what hatches.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable February 15, 2012
By Doreen
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I only planned to read a couple of chapter in the first Book in the Series but it was quite compelling so I read the entire book all at once. I liked the farm animals and the way they interracted with each other and also with the chicken with the big egg and am curious to see what hatches. As a senior I am looking forward to reading the second Book.
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By Marlene
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What a delightful story! The barnyard animals come alive with believable characters based on the author's obvious knowledge of animal behaviour. The acceptance of the "out of the ordinary" egg and the cooperative teamwork to protect it, bring great learning for children into this story full of fun and intrigue. What an adventure! On to the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My kids are tryig to figure out what Chester is! January 8, 2012
By James
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read this great story about Chester to my kids and they loved the barn-yard characters and are having fun trying to figure out what Chester is (so am I). Maxine has great imagination and I truly enjoyed her writing style. We look forward to her next books to find out what, or who, Chester really is and his continued "adventures". A great read indeed!
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More About the Author

Maxine Fortune is an author/editor who (amongst other aspects of her life, which involves writing endless dog breed books) writes the series of Children's books called "The Adventures of Chester".

This series currently contains FOUR published books [The Magic Purple Bean, The Shocking Arrival, Surprising New Friends and Far Out Flying High].

Maxine is working toward publishing the fifth in this Series [Chester Takes His Friends Flying] in 2015, with upgraded pictures and free offers of an audio version for each book in the series, spoken by herself, with subsequent books to follow.

Maxine and her two brothers were raised on a 30-acre hobby farm in the midst of an apple orchard on an island off the west coast of Canada where she received a real life, hunting, fishing, shooting, riding, chicken-plucking, tree-chopping, fire building, wilderness education.

Maxine's childhood is the basis of the Adventures of Chester series and the inspiration for all the amazing farmyard characters.

Can you figure out the mystery of who or what Chester is?

Enjoy this series with your children...adults love them, too!


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