Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Real McCoys by Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr



Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Series: The Real McCoys (Book 1)
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Imprint (November 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250098521
ISBN-13: 978-1250098528


Praise for THE REAL MCCOYS

"Readers will breeze through this ingenious combination of text and art, eager for Moxie and Milton’s next case." —School Library Journal, starred review

"Swanson’s witty text is enhanced exponentially by Behr’s bold, original artwork to create a uniquely told whodunit with wide appeal ... An exceptional book." —Booklist, starred review

"An exceptional middle-grade read packed with giggles for young sleuths who love to explore a little off the beaten path." —Kirkus Reviews

"This clever, funny, delightful book is just what this crazy world needs. The surprising and inventive interaction between text and illustration shows that two brains are, indeed, better than one--especially when they belong to Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr." —Andrea Beaty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ada Twist Scientist



Her name’s Moxie. Moxie McCoy.

Bold, opinionated, and haplessly self-confident, the world’s greatest fourth-grade detective faces her biggest challenge! When someone kidnaps beloved school mascot Eddie the Owl, Moxie is on the case—but she’s forced to fly solo now that her best friend (and crime-solving partner) has moved away.

Moxie must interview her classmates—both as potential new best friends and as possible suspects. She finds clues and points fingers but can’t save the owl on her own. Enter Moxie’s little brother, Milton. Quiet, cautious, and boring as a butter knife, he’s a good listener.

Can the Real McCoys form an unlikely alliance and solve the crime of the century?

Bursting with interactive illustrations on every page, Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr’s The Real McCoys delivers clever storytelling, laugh-out-loud humor, and heartwarming insight. This is the first book in a series.


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Book Nerd Spotlight
Photo Content from Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr

WE LIVE AND WORK AND MAKE STUFF TOGETHER IN THE HAYLOFT OF AN OLD BARN ON THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND.

Combining Robbi’s illustrations and Matthew’s words, we run two small presses— Idiots’Books (illustrated picture books for adults) and Bobbledy Books, (a picture book and music club for kids). Together, we have published more than 60 volumes, including titles with Macmillan, Chronicle Books and LB Kids. We speak, teach, and run workshops on collaboration and creative entrepreneurship (with appearances at TEDx, Mom 2.0,Alt Summit, and ICON7). And we blog about our ongoing adventures in creative mishap.

ROBBI BEHR is an illustrator/print maker/commercial salmon fisherwoman who earned a BA from Williams College and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. When she is not drawing stuff or eating ice cream or watching sappy late-90s chick movies, she is, in all likelihood, fast asleep.

MATTHEW SWANSON is a writer/art director/blues harmonica player who has so far failed in every attempt to be swashbuckling. He managed to secure a BA from Williams but was summarily rejected from every MFA program to which he applied—thus emboldening Robbi to remind him almost daily that he is a master of nothing.
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5 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Witty, great vocabulary focus, and a fun layout for kids. I can't wait to recommend this to my kiddos at the library!

    Cath Brookes
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    1. Aw, this is awesome, I'm so glad you like it Cath! We're excited to share it with actual kids (who are not related to us) as well. Thanks so much. And I'm working on the final illustrations for Book 2 now so there's more to come! :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing, Jean!!! We're excited for the blog tour - :) More soon!

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  3. Going to my Grandma's in Northern Michigan every summer, rolling down the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Swimming in Crystal lake along with looking for petosky stones on Lake MI.

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  4. "What is your happiest childhood memory?" Trying fettucine alfredo for the first time!

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