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Ronan the Librarian

Ronan the Librarian

Written by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie; illustrated by Victoria Maderna

Roaring Brook Press


This humorous picture book from sister duo Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie and illustrator Victoria Maderna follows Ronan the Barbarian as he he grows from being just a rough-and-tumble warrior to Ronan the Librarian--a rough-and-tumble warrior who loves books.

Ronan was a mighty barbarian.
He invaded. He raided. And back home, he traded.
He always found the greatest treasures.
Until one day, Ronan found something no barbarian wants:

At first, his fellow barbarians are skeptical of his newfound passion for reading, but in the end, even they aren't immune to the charms of a good book. Best Books of the Year

Praise for Ronan the Librarian

"Uff da! Go berserk! Read this book!" — Kirkus Reviews

"A bushy-bearded fractured history capable of tickling the funny bones of bookworms and reluctant readers." — Publishers Weekly


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Written by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie; illustrated by Victoria Maderna

Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie are sisters who discovered their love for books early on. Tara is a former children's bookstore owner and lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her three boys and husband. Becky is a creative recruiter with a background in reality TV casting. She currently lives in Chicago.

Victoria Maderna is an Argentinian illustrator working mainly in children's publishing and fantasy tabletop games. She owns far too many books and is fond of bushy beards, but she strongly prefers sharp pencils to sharp axes. Victoria lives in Spain with her bushy-bearded husband.

She is the illustrator of Ronan the Librarian, Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1, and Little Miss Sunshine: Here Comes the Sun, among many other books.

Roaring Brook Press

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