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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Review and Giveaway: Ronan The Librarian by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie

Ronan the Librarian 
By Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie 
Illustrated by Victoria Maderna 
Roaring Book Press 

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


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

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. 

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Ronan is a fierce barbarian. The best at finding all kinds of treasures...and one day he finds a book. What does a barbarian want with a book?! Then Ronan does something unexpected: he READS the book! And discovers that books are wonderful treasures. So he sets out to gather all the books...but he can convince his fellow barbarians that books are worth raiding?! 


Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie’s Ronan The Librarian is a laugh-out-loud, joy filled picture book that beautifully celebrates the power of books and reading!  


Luebbe and Cattie’s fun, clever storytelling; captivating barbarian world, and irresistibly charming Ronan, will delight and entertain little readers. Victoria Maderna brings Ronan’s wild world to life with the most engaging and whimsical illustrations, full of bright colors and funny scenes.  

Full of silly word choices, sweet heart, and the most lovable barbarian you’ll ever meet, Ronan the Librarian is fantastic! 

Tara Luebbe is a former children's bookstore owner who lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her three boys and husband. In her free time, she can be found reading and discussing all things Star Wars with her kids. 
Tara and her sister, Becky Cattie, discovered their love for books early on. Together, they have written picture books including I Am Famous and Shark Nate-O. 


Becky Cattie is a creative recruiter with a background in reality TV casting. She currently lives in Chicago, where she spends her free time bowling and eating sushi. 
Becky and her sister, Tara Luebbe, discovered their love for books early on. Together, they have written picture books including I Am Famous and Shark Nate-O. 


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 LibrarianAdventure Time: Beginning of the End #1, and Little Miss Sunshine: Here Comes the Sun, among many other books. 

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Win a signed copy of Ronan the Librarian! 

Tara Luebbe has generously offered one sign copy, plus a bookmark and stickers, for one lucky winner. 


Ends 10/30/20 

Winner will be emailed and must claim prize within 48 hours 

Word Spelunking is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen prizes in the mail 


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Danielle H. said...

I'm looking forward to reading and sharing this fun book.

John Smith said...

This looks like it will be our new Viking librarian favorite!