Leo and the Harp

by T. Mushlin

Join Leo as he musters the courage and strength to leave home for the first time, searching for something not yet known to him but an unshakable longing to learn what exists in the world beyond. Find out what propels him on this adventure that ends up teaching invaluable life lessons.

Do you have the courage to follow your heart?

Do you feel life has more to offer, more magic, more wonder and excitement than what you can see by staying where you are?


Leo, no longer a boy, and not quite a man from the village of Chollary, embarks on a journey to save the cursed Kingdom of Lucerne while unraveling the mysteries of his home.


Join Leo as he leaves home for the first time, searching for something unknown to him fueled by an unshakable longing to learn more which propels him on this adventure.


Leo will unravel hundreds of years of folklore as this story weaves the tales of self-discovery. Overcoming fears, learning virtues, and life lessons necessary to unlock the curse, all critical attributes needed to restore a world worth saving.


Explore the possibilities and hopes of young Leo as he embarks on a journey to save the dark cursed land he’s only known since birth. Should Leo be successful, he may just witness these lands change back into a magical place he knows, deep in his heart, it once again can become.

Do you have the courage to follow your heart?

Do you feel life has more to offer, more magic, more wonder and excitement than what you can see by staying where you are?


Leo, no longer a boy, and not quite a man, from the village of Chollary, embarks on a journey to save the cursed Kingdom of Lucerne, while unraveling the mysteries of his home.


Watch Leo as he musters the strength needed to leave home for the very first time, in search of something not yet known to him, but an unshakable longing to learn more which propels him on this adventure.


Leo will unravel hundreds of years of folklore as this story weaves the tales of self-discovery, overcoming fears, learning virtues necessary to unlock the curse, all key attributes needed to restore a world worth saving.


Explore the possibilities and hopes of young Leo as his desire to save the dark cursed land he’s only known since birth, hopefully, back into the magical place he knows deep in his heart it once again can become.

As Leo stumbles across a magical harp...

Leo stumbles across a magical harp that emits the most beautiful music when played. It sets off a string of events, challenges, and tasks that Leo must now embrace to see his most inner desires come true.


This harp will lead him to an all-knowing hummingbird, Coren, who guides young Leo through his destiny. He will be taken across faraway lands, new terrain never-before-seen, and meet those magical, unique souls crucial to saving the Kingdom.


Leo not only learns the story of what cursed his land... a story no one in his town would dare speak of, but he'll meet people from lands and worlds he's never known existed. He will stumble upon colors, senses, and life experiences filled with wonder and amazement, every step he takes.


Never looking back, this young boy will learn the superpowers that exist within each of us; when used at the right time, these virtues keep us pushing forward on our path.


Superpowers, Super-Villains, Superheros are great and sometimes a bit played out, but this is the story of Super Virtues! Similar virtues guide us every day, yet this story is told in a magical way for those young and old.

learning the superpowers OF our family AND friends...

This new book by T. Mushlin is an excellent way for parents to connect with their children at bedtime stories or for new readers and pre-teens to learn what makes each of us unique.


Teaching us to push past our fears and how living from integrity can transform even the darkest of worlds to the most colorful, passionate, and vibrant possibilities in life.


This book is meant to capture the bright young imagination of every young child while teaching the importance of learning what makes everyone special. No matter their race, color, gender, ethnicity, or what land they come from, this book has it all.


We all have something special and unique that makes us shine! Each of these shining Super Virtues told within "Leo & The Harp" is what makes restoring the lost vibrant Kingdom of Lucerne unique.


The first book of T. Mushlin's series is designed to inspire, teach, and instill virtues that stay with us forever. "Leo & the Harp" is a beautiful guide to connect with children of today. Whether young or old, "Leo & The Harp will keep your imagination alive, encourage exploration, and teach the superpowers our family, friends, and neighbors uniquely have.

LEARNING THE SUPERPOWERS OF OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS...

This new book by T. Mushlin is an excellent way for parents to connect with their children at bedtime stories or for new readers and pre-teens to learn what makes each of us unique.


Teaching us to push past our fears and how living from integrity can transform even the darkest of worlds to the most colorful, passionate, and vibrant possibilities in life.


This book is meant to capture the bright young imagination of every young child while teaching the importance of learning what makes everyone special. No matter their race, color, gender, ethnicity, or what land they come from, this book has it all.


We all have something special and unique that makes us shine! Each of these shining Super Virtues told within "Leo & The Harp" is what makes restoring the lost vibrant Kingdom of Lucerne unique.


The first book of T. Mushlin's series is designed to inspire, teach, and instill virtues that stay with us forever. "Leo & the Harp" is a beautiful guide to connect with children of today. Whether young or old, "Leo & The Harp will keep your imagination alive, encourage exploration, and teach the superpowers our family, friends, and neighbors uniquely have.

Outlining Characters, Places in the Book,

and sections of what is learned.

LEO - (Main Character) From Challory in the Kingdom of Lucerne. Journey to Break to curse of the Kingdom. The young man sets on a journey of Self Discovery, Learning The Virtues necessary to break the curse. Goes against the norm of the negative naysayers, those set in their status quo ways.

TETIKA - The Princess of Challory, of Middle Eastern / Persian Descent, a "Mother Nature" like figure who took care of the land and cursed away from the love of her life, Prince Devon. The guiding light of the Kingdom of Lucerne. Represented by the sound of water.

TETIKA - The Princess of Challory, of Middle Eastern / Persian Descent, a "Mother Nature" like figure who took care of the land and was cursed away from the love of her life, Prince Devon. The guiding light of the Kingdom of Lucerne. Represented by the sound of water.

PRINCE DEVON - The Prince of Challory of the Kingdom of Lucerne. He fell in love with Tetika, who was taken away over a jealous encounter that left him in sadness and desperation, which forever cursed the land.

COREN - The all-knowing hummingbird that befriends and guides Leo on his journey. Coren and the hummingbirds can stop time if they see something wrong with the universe. This pause of time is similar to meditating or taking a step back to watch everything that goes on to reflect on what is needed to make things right. Coren keeps Leo on his path and a reminder of all that is good in the world.

COREN - The all-knowing hummingbird that befriends and guides Leo on his journey. Coren and the hummingbirds can stop time if they see something wrong with the universe. This pause of time is similar to meditating or taking a step back to watch everything that goes on to reflect on what is needed to make things right. Coren keeps Leo on his path and a reminder of all that is good in the world.

THE SIX VIRTUES / ENCOUNTERS

LALU - (Virtue oLALU - (Virtue of Love) Princess Tetika's best friend, a Fairy, represented by the color pink, in a magical forest of pink. Short Hot Pink Pixie Hair, represented by Roses. Caucasian / White descent. Trait to overcome failing her friend and having watched how love can destroy. Home is The Garden. Characterized by the sound of birds singing.

VENA - (Virtue of Bravery) of Samoan / Pacific Islander Descent, a Knight of the Kingdom of Lucerne and friend of Prince Devon, a warrior. Represented by the color red, Dolphins as his animal. Home is a ship on the Ocean.

VENA - (Virtue of Bravery) of Samoan / Pacific Islander Descent, a Knight of the Kingdom of Lucerne and friend of Prince Devon, a warrior. Represented by the color red, Dolphins as his animal. Home is a ship on the Ocean.

ELLIE - (Virtue of Forgiveness), represented by the color green, represented by the flower of Babys Breath, representing New Life. Home is the Castio Castle. Represented by the sound of beautiful music.

PRISCILLA - (Virtue of Imagination) the daughter of Princess Tetika and Prince Devon, of Mixed Race Ethnicity, representing the young of life at play, the child at heart within us all, represented by the colors of the rainbow.

PRISCILLA - (Virtue of Imagination) the daughter of Princess Tetika and Prince Devon, of Mixed Race Ethnicity, representing the young of life at play, child at heart at play, Represented by the colors of the rainbow.

CLEANDRO - (Virtue of Happiness & Laughter) of Hispanic Descent, represented by the color yellow, and the animals of the monkey and chimpanzee representing Humor, Laughter, and Play. Home is in the Jungle. Represented by the laughter sounds of playing chimpanzees.

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS

BALE - The Brother of Prince Devon who turns into Mazaro.


MAZARO - He who banished Tetika from Lucerne, away from Prince Devon, and ultimately the cause of the curse to the Kingdom. Mazaro's animal is the Crow or Raven, which represents the jealousy amongst us.

BALE - The Brother of Prince Devon who turns into Mazaro.


MAZARO - He who banished Tetika from Lucerne, away from Prince Devon, and ultimately the cause of the curse to the Kingdom. Mazaro's animal is the Crow or Raven, which represents the jealousy amongst us.

about author

"To discover your destiny, you must first go through and understand your journey. I am a wife to a loving husband, a companion to a beautiful dog named Bandit, and an entrepreneur to a world that is my oyster.


In childhood, my imagination gave me hope even when life was not so hopeful. As an adult, my writing reflects my childlike innocence and keeps me young at heart.


With my first book in the "Leo and the Harp" series, you'll time-warp back to where simple values and integrity pave the way to a road filled with fantasy, heroism, and exciting new adventures."


Grab your favorite chair and your comfy blanket; enjoy the ride!


The Authors inspiration for this book came from her love of "The Wizard of Oz" and "Willy Wonka's Charlie & The Chocolate Factory."


T. Mushlin's favorite children's book growing up was "Where The Wild Things Are," written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak.


Leo & The Harp Author: T. Mushlin

REVIEWS

Mr. Turtle

5.0 out of 5 stars


Packed with essential and heart warming sentiments

Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2021


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This amazing new author weaves an intricate and captivating tale with grace. Grabs you from the start if you’re a child or an adult!


It takes you to another land where humans and beasts coexist and the humans have very real flaws that are rampant in our modern society.


Teaches kids how to cope and overcome. I hope that the author has more to tell in the future!!!

B-Diddy

5.0 out of 5 stars


I smell the start of a great series! Leo & The Harp 5-Stars

Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2021


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Fantastic Child’s book, new author T. Mushlin really did a great job telling a new story.


Read it to my friends kids when giving it as a gift and they absolutely loved the story, they made me promise to read it to them again when I come over next.


Excellent storyline, fantastic graphics, truly a special new book I can see becoming a series! Can’t wait to see where Leo & The Harp Goes Next!

Amazon Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars


Buy the Book!!-SO WORTH IT!!

Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2021


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What a wonderful book! The characters are vibrant and the drawings are intriguing. This reminds children of their own unique attributes while reading a story like this.


It's so important for me, to make sure the kids get the moral of the story and there are so many deep life lessons here! I am so impressed with how culturally diverse the characters are and it really shines a light on how they all come together and help Leo on his journey. Can’t wait to share with the rest of the kids!

B-Diddy

5.0 out of 5 stars


I smell the start of a great series! Leo & The Harp 5-Stars

Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2021


Verified Purchase

Fantastic Child’s book, new author T. Mushlin really did a great job telling a new story.


Read it to my friends kids when giving it as a gift and they absolutely loved the story, they made me promise to read it to them again when I come over next.


Excellent storyline, fantastic graphics, truly a special new book I can see becoming a series! Can’t wait to see where Leo & The Harp Goes Next!

GENRE: Fiction & Literature RELEASED: 2021July 21

LANGUAGE: EN English LENGTH: 90 Pages

PUBLISHER: Newman Springs Publishing, Inc.

© 2024 Leo and the Harp by T. Mushlin

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