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Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson | The Real McCoys and Everywhere, Wonder :: Meet the authors at NPL!

behr & swansonHusband & wife author-illustrator duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr will share a humorous, lively, image-rich presentation about how they (and their characters) collaborate to create and accomplish things that would be impossible on their own. They run two small publishing companies and a letterpress shop out of their Maryland home/barn/studio, teach and speak on creativity and collaboration, and have three small-but-obstreperous children.

The Real McCoys a densely illustrated middle grade book. After officially forming their detective agency, precocious Moxie McCoy and her super-smart little brother Milton are on the case to find the mysterious Squiggler at Tiddlywhump Elementary.

"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

In Everywhere, Wonder, readers are taken on a stunning journey into the imagination of a young boy--who explores everything from the pyramids of Egypt to a dusty footprint on the moon--and then back out again to the wonderful world right in front of him. From a lost balloon to an endless road, there are stories to discover, to dream about, and to share.

A “ sweeping exploration of imagination, appreciation, and possibility.” -- Publisher's Weekly


Q&A and book signing to follow the talk. As co-host of this gathering, the Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with copies of both books! (Or you can preorder them from us to make sure you get a copy. Order forms will be available at the Library.) This event will be following by the special "Fort Night" at the Library - be sure to make your reservations.

Event date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event address: 
Norwich Public Library
368 Main Street
Norwich, VT
The Real McCoys Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250098528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)
Published: Imprint - November 7th, 2017

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.


Everywhere, Wonder Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250087959
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)
Published: Imprint - February 7th, 2017

In this heartfelt picture book, readers are taken on a stunning journey into the imagination of a young boy—who explores everything from the pyramids of Egypt to a dusty footprint on the moon—and then back out again to the wonderful world right in front of him. From a lost balloon to an endless road, there are stories to discover, to dream about, and to share.