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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 check 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 check 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.