Fun and Adventure Await Readers in ‘Chester goes to Africa’

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Leyland Hazlewood’s endearing new book telling a story filled with lessons and amusement for children and adults alike

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the availability of Chester goes to Africa, by author Leyland Hazlewood. Available in online bookstores since January 21, 2011, this book is a charming read that will take readers on a unique journey and adventure.

In this exciting read, everyone will follow Chester, the field mouse who longs for the countryside that had been destroyed for the building of a city, as he embarks on a journey to Africa. Chester goes to Africa to find clean, wide open spaces with lakes, mountains and fields. Readers can join him on an adventure of a lifetime as he faces with many fierce animals that frequent the African landscape. Using his drum that he learned to play in the city that he left, Chester seeks to befriend these fierce animals with his music. But will he be able to find friendship in his new environment? Read to find out.

A beautiful story of adventure, friendship, and the environment, Chester goes to Africa is one amusing read everyone will surely find entertaining and memorable. No doubt you've read other books to your kids, but this one is a keeper for your entire family.

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About the Author
Leyland Hazlewood is an international marketing and project development specialist and diplomat. He has been a corporate CEO, lecturer in economics at Baruch College, NY, an executive member of the Board of Trustees for Early Steps, an organization devoted to promoting diversity in New York City’s independent schools and also Board of Trustees, St Marks College, South Africa. Hazlewood has also produced two editions of “The Green Toys Directory”, a comprehensive guide to green and eco-friendly toys and games. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). His consulting activities involving human development, the environment and business have been transformational in many countries over the span of three decades.

Chester goes to Africa * by Leyland Hazlewood
Publication Date: January 21, 2011
Picture Book; $21.99; 32 pages; 978-1-4568-5501-7

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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