Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

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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.


"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

- Publishers Weekly

"As flavorful as the strongest Irish stout."

- Kirkus Reviews
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 25mm | 315g
  • Amulet Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1419739050
  • 9781419739057
  • 430,073

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"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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About Thomas Lennon

Thomas Lennon is a writer, comedian, and actor who has worked on a number of things you probably love, including Reno 911! and Night at the Museum. Lennon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver.

John Hendrix is the illustrator of Nurse, Soldier, Spy and author/illustrator of Shooting at the Stars and The Faithful Spy, which won the 2018 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and received 4 starred reviews.
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Rating details

326 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 25% (81)
4 43% (141)
3 25% (82)
2 6% (18)
1 1% (4)
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