Ronan Boyle is a high-adventure fantasy tale is set in a magical world of law-breaking leprechauns and deadly monsters. Lennon delved into his Irish ancestry as a basis for the story, introducing 14-year-old Ronan, the youngest and lowliest recruit to the Garda Special Unit of Tir Na Nog, the Irish police force that handles the crimes of leprechauns and other wee folk. Ronan’s parents are in jail, but he’s convinced that they were framed by the wee people. Despite his small size, poor eyesight, and social awkwardness, Ronan is determined to learn all he can while 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 world full of nefarious creatures of Irish mythology hidden in plain sight.
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019, Chad Beckerman, Art Director.