The Real McCoys: Two's a Crowd (Paperback)

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By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
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This is book number 2 in the The Real McCoys series.

Description


The second book in the critically acclaimed, illustrated middle-grade series, The Real McCoys, in which a precocious detective solves mysteries with her super-smart little brother.

When a baffling mystery strikes Tiddlywhump Elementary, sibling detectives and absolute opposites Moxie and Milton McCoy are on the case. She's the doer. He's the thinker. She's the heart. He's her heartburn.

Moxie's friend Emily has received a suspicious letter signed with nothing but a sinister purple squiggle. Then more letters arrive—along with more questions. Who sent them? What do they mean? Is the world on the brink of collapse?

Milton and Moxie are the perfect problem-solving team...if only they could get along. When their partnership falls apart, Moxie races to identify the mysterious Squiggler first—while learning the hard way that two McCoys really are better than one.

With energetic illustrations on every page, Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr's The Real McCoys: Two's a Crowd is a vivaciously funny and irresistibly heartfelt mystery for young readers.

An Imprint Book

Praise for The Real McCoys:

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"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

About the Author


When Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr aren’t making books (Babies Ruin Everything; Everywhere, Wonder; and the Real McCoys series) and raising kids (four, so far, which is probably enough), they run a commercial salmon fishing operation on the Alaskan tundra, where Robbi has spent every summer since she was two years old.

When Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr aren’t making books (Babies Ruin Everything; Everywhere, Wonder; and the Real McCoys series) and raising kids (four, so far, which is probably enough), they run a commercial salmon fishing operation on the Alaskan tundra, where Robbi has spent every summer since she was two years old.

Praise For…


The Real McCoys:

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"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

"Delightfully topsy-turvy. . .readers will hope to see more of both siblings soon." —Publishers Weekly, 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

“An ingenious new series…an innovative reading experience that surprises and delights. Wordplay, witty descriptions and visual jokes abound.” —The Washington Post

"Swanson and Behr have created a gem with this hilarious elementary-level read with graphic novel tendencies." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"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

Praise for Everywhere, Wonder:

"A sweeping exploration of imagination, appreciation, and possibility."—Publishers Weekly

“Swanson's fanciful and whimsical exploration of the meeting of imagination and story is strengthened by the jewel-toned colors and sheer scope of Behr's illustrations.” —Kirkus Reviews

"A tribute to the power of imagination awaiting those who are open to the marvels that surround them." —School Library Journal"

Praise for Babies Ruin Everything:

"Babies Ruin Everything speaks to that older brother or sister, telling them, simply: 'I hear you. This is hard' This is a wonderfully empathetic and funny book that doesn't talk down to older siblings and their real struggles having their world turned upside down. I love my little sister, but if I was still three, I'd probably be trying to sell her to you." —Kate Beaton, author and illustrator of The Princess and the Pony and the #1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant

"A fun read that can empower big sisters and brothers to make the most of their new family roles." —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250098573
ISBN-10: 1250098572
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: The Real McCoys