Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles - Ronan Boyle (Paperback)
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Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles - Ronan Boyle (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 05/03/2019
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Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures. Ronan's parents are in jail, but Ronan is convinced that they were framed by the wee people. So, despite his small size, poor eyesight, and social awkwardness, he's determined to learn all he can in the Garda in order to prove his parents' innocence. To show he's got what it takes, he'll have to confront a fiery leprechaun, a sinister harpy, and a whole world of monsters hidden in plain sight next to real-life Ireland. Fast paced, action packed, and completely hilarious, this is the start to an exciting new middle-grade series by actor and writer Thomas Lennon.

PRAISE

"Perhaps the finest young adult novel of all time (in the ever-burgeoning leprechaun crime-drama sub-genre). Equal parts JK Rowling and Douglas Adams, which, y'know... ain't a bad thing."

- "Weird Al" Yankovic

"A touching, funny read for smart kids young and old. Flat-out laughed out loud!"

- Patton Oswalt

"Actor/screenwriter Lennon (the Night at the Museum series) makes a spirited debut with this mythology-laden tale . . . the memorable voice and playful sensibility make this an entertaining series opener."

- Publishers Weekly

"As flavorful as the strongest Irish stout."

- Kirkus Reviews


Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419739057
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The main thing that readers ages 10 to 15 will want to know about "Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles" is that it's extremely funny. Styled as a personal journal and set in a magical Irish subculture, Thomas Lennon's caper starts out in a state of wild high humor and never really lets up. Featuring exuberant artwork by John Hendrix and humorous footnotes ("Trolls eating children is really just nature's lint catcher-filtering out some of the ones that shouldn't get through"), "Ronan Doyle and the Bridge of Riddles" leaves a clear opening for a sequel and is, to repeat, extremely funny." -- The Wall Street Journal
"Is Ronan Boyle the new Harry Potter? We're guessing author Thomas Lennon won't be upset by any comparisons to the J.K. Rowling series" -- New York Post

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