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The Real McCoys
The Real McCoys | Matthew Swanson
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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. An Imprint Book "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 "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 A Junior Library Guild Selection
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The Real McCoys | Matthew Swanson
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Free lunch is the best lunch

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I‘m not sure English has all the necessary words to describe how awesome & fabulous & downright fun this book is so I‘m just going to make some up. Seriously. This book is the nonstop, stream-of-conscious adventurous ramblings of a hyper kinetic 4th grader solving the mystery of the school‘s stolen owl mascot. Funny story & amazing illustrations—the design of this book is brilliant— make this a great pick for dedicated & reluctant readers alike.

Tamra Sounds fun! Stacked 2y
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“Do you know what a dilemma is?”

I nod. I am fairly certain a dilemma is a kind of ferocious desert animal.