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 arrivealong 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 firstwhile 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
Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr are the author-illustrator, husband-wife duo behind Ten Thousand Stories, Babies Ruin Everything, Everywhere, Wonder; The Real McCoys, and more than sixty illustrated books for children and adults. 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 four small-but-obstreperous children.