- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Publication Date: March 5, 2019
- Price: $15.54
- ISBN: 978-1-68335-534-2
- EAN: 9781683355342
- Page Count: 304
- Illustrations: 20 spot illustrations
- Format: Ebook
- Rights: World English
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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.
"A touching, funny read for smart kids young and old. Flat-out laughed out loud!”— Patton Oswalt
"Perhaps the finest children's 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
"As flavorful as the strongest Irish stout."— Kirkus Reviews
"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
About the author
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.